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News on Medicare continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

29 min ago | Business Journal

Significant gender pay gap found among Medicare doctors

A report analyzing federal data has found that female doctors in the Medicare system make only half as much as their male counterparts.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

4 hrs ago | JD Supra

CMS Releases Unprecedented Amount Of Medicare Billing Information,...

On April 9, 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services , a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services , released data showing utilization, payments, and submitted charges for services and procedures that were provided by physicians and other healthcare professionals to Medicare beneficiaries.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

8 hrs ago | The Northwestern in Oshkosh

Some top Medicare beneficiaries spend heavily to lobby

The 10 drug companies that make the most money from doctors using their products on Medicare patients spent more than $236 million to lobby Congress and the executive branch between 2009 and 2013, according to lobbying records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and new federal data.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Macular Degeneration

10 hrs ago | Insurance News Net

In Miami, There's No Shortage Of Medicare Fraud To Keep Prosecutors Busy

If there ever was any question that Miami is the champ when it comes to health care fraud, a peek inside Medicare's list of banned providers should settle it... Insiders know more, are better prepared and generally more successful.


Related Topix: Health

15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Medicare for Everyone/Cutting through the Red Tape

Thursday, May 15, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find out about all four parts of Medicare coverage ; how to choose a drug plan that is best for you; how and when to enroll; how Advantage plans and supplemental plans differ from HMO or PPO plans,and much more! Cynthia Koch will provide answers to your questions.


Related Topix: Health

19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Aetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs

This Jan. 30, 2012 file photo, an Aetna benefits card is photographed in Surfside, Fla.


Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Coventry Health Care, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

20 hrs ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Guidance Adds Context to Medicare Payment Data

For decades, Medicare payments to physicians were kept confidential, but after a lengthy court battle that ended last June, the records now have been opened to the public.


Related Topix: Health, Nursing

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Modern Healthcare

Doctor becomes eighth person sentenced in sprawling Orthofix fraud case

A Virginia podiatrist who lied to a grand jury about altering patient records to increase Medicare bills has become the eighth person sentenced in the long-running healthcare fraud investigation of orthopedic devicemaker Orthofix International N.V.Dr. Ilene Terrell of Fredericksburg, Va., was... For the best experience of on ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Equipment, Orthofix International NV, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Fredericksburg, VA

WLBT-TV Jackson

Senior Citizens Prefer People To Machines When Making Medicare Inquiries

It's a system that's supposed to save seniors money in prescription drugs. But Medicare Part D is drawing mixed reactions from Medicare applicants and legislators alike.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Politics, Anne Northup, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ben Chandler, Democrat, Medicaid, Kent Conrad, US Senate

Fort Mill Times

Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

Amedisys and its affiliates make up one of the nation's largest home health providers, operating in 37 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a Justice Department news release.


Related Topix: Healthcare Industry, Amedisys, Health, US News, Medicine, Nursing, Oncology


How demographics affect Medicare costs

Let me put my biases on the table. First, I like the Medicare program as currently structured and am delighted at any news that costs are growing more slowly.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Palace Intrigue: Right Searches For Cantor Alternative

Eric Cantor has never been closer to wielding the speaker's gavel, but he may want to keep an eye over his right shoulder.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Immigration Reform, Health, Journalism, Matt Drudge

The Hill

Dick Morris: Brace for ObamaCare

ObamaCare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, but their trials have only just begun.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Medicaid, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Detroit News

Michiganians can't afford deep Medicare cuts

It seems the federal government is often looking to cut spending, a goal many Americans could support.


Related Topix: Health, Michigan, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Dave Camp, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Democrat, Opinion

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Mr. Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History... )--Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to approximately $134.9 million of Miami University general receipts revenue, series 2014.


Related Topix: Affiliated Managers Group, Financial Services, Investment Services, Health

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Medicare reimbursement uneven across rural, urban Utah counties

Healthcare in Tooele County brings in a fair sum of Medicare payments, but lags significantly behind more urban Utah counties, according to numbers released this month from the Medicare Part B claims database.Local doctors received roughly $2.79 million in reimbursements from Medicare Part B, essentially a federally-run medical insurance program ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Tooele County, UT, Medicine, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Tooele, UT, Summit County, UT

Mother Jones

Male Doctors Bill Medicare for More Services Than Female Doctors

Via German Lopez, today brings us an interesting study from Andrew Fitch of NerdWallet.


Related Topix: Health, NerdWallet

The Age

Melbourne's west has Victoria's highest GP bulk-bill rate

The highest percentage of bulk-billed GP visits in Victoria are in Melbourne's west, which could be hit hardest under a federal government plan to charge patients a $6 fee to visit a doctor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sentinel & Enterprise

Peter Lucas: Berwick says Medicare for all is the way to go

Former Medicare Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Newton, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Guest Commentary: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Medicaid, Life, Veteran Affairs