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

2 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Home care center shut down after allegedly committing fraud

By News Staff Nearly a thousand disabled and elderly people are scrambling to find a new place to get treatment after their health care provider allegedly committing fraud.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health, Medicaid

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Medicare Part C Update: Co-Insurance Payments

Prior to the implementation of NC Tracks, the North Carolina Medicaid program would pay co-insurance for correctly filed claims for dual eligible residents who were covered primarily by Medicare Part C plans.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Long Term Care

8 hrs ago |

Health Affairs Study Reinforces Notion That EHRs Discourage Medicare Fraud

Remember all the hubbub about how unscrupulous or simply sneaky providers would take advantage of electronic health records to over-bill insurers , including Medicare? That fear seems to be unfounded, at least for the time before the federal EHR incentive program known as Meaningful Use, according to two prominent researchers.


Related Topix: Health

9 hrs ago | JD Supra

Hospitals File Lawsuit Over Medicare ALJ Hearings Delays

Over 460,000 appeals requesting hearings before an administrative law judge were pending in the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals at the end of 2013, with 15,000 new appeals being submitted each week.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

11 hrs ago | Switched

Senior Organizations That Appeal to Conservatives

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.


Related Topix: Health, AARP, Social Security, Personal Finance

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

List Package: Providers weigh in on side effects of EMR

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 set health care providers throughout the country on the path toward integrating technology into patient data collection, regardless of whether they were ready.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

19 hrs ago |

A Note To Congresswoman Schakowsky, A Walgreens Tax Inversion Would...

Congresswoman Schakowsky, of the 9 th district of Illinois, has written to Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson urging him not to complete the possible tax inversion through a merger with Boots Alliance.


Related Topix: Walgreens, Retail, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Janice Schakowsky, Medicaid, Health

23 hrs ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

Special Investigation: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Medicaid, Health, Fresno County, CA, Tulare County, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

UB Reporter

Q&A Karn Fiebelkorn

The past few months have been quite busy for Karl Fiebelkorn: He was awarded the prestigious 2014 Bowl of Hygeia, which recognizes pharmacists with records of outstanding community service and civic leadership, and he was promoted to senior associate dean in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicaid

The Hill

GOP criticizes looming Medicare Advantage cuts

The cuts are required under the new healthcare law, which says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must reduce its reimbursements to private health plans.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, US Politics, Kevin Brady, Republican

Verbatim: State closes Healthy Indiana Plan enrollment

Indianapolis As of today, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop enrollment into the existing Healthy Indiana Plan .


Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Medicaid, Health

JD Supra

We Don't Need No Intervention: Qui Tam Relator in Omnicare Wins Big Without DOJ

The United States Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of two qui tam whistleblower lawsuits against Omnicare Inc., the largest nursing home pharmaceutical and pharmacy services vendor in the nation.


Related Topix: Omnicare, Retail, US News, Healthcare Law

Some Things To Consider When Starting A Business

Thinking about starting a business, an important accomplishment is to acquire some knowledge about general tax responsibilities.


Related Topix: Tax, Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

The Joplin Independent

Life expectancy may be slowing

With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Heart Failure

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Hill

Brendan Buck throws elbows on K St.

The former spokesman for Speaker John Boehner has become the tip of the spear for health insurance companies, as they battle over the price of blockbuster drugs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Sys-Con Media

Announcing A New Regional Approach to Medicare Quality Improvement

The new regional network is comprised of five states and becomes effective on August 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid


Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

Maybe you're getting close to 65 yourself or simply want to understand how Medicare works, so that you can help a family member or friend.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Medicine, Nursing, Social Security, Personal Finance, Long Term Care

The debt crisis was invented to attack Social Security, Medicare: Paul Krugman

For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

Medical News

Viewpoints: 'Entitlement meltdown;' improving Medicare Advantage; 'sloppy work habits' at CDC

The Wall Street Journal : Heading Off The Entitlement Meltdown Each day, 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Employment / Labor Law