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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Standing outside her sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx, Lissette Encarnacion says she sometimes forgets the place belongs to her.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Medical News

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results is far less than claimed

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Richard Burr, Health, Medicaid

Cape Breton Post

Canadian medicare system far from ideal

I found Dr. Monika Dutt's recent opinion piece to be well-meaning but surprisingly naive given the serious problems we have with medicare in Canada.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Lexington Herald-Leader

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicine, Health

Philly.com

Dr. Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, founder and CEO of Fox Rehab of Cherry...

In a bid to cut Medicare spending and help pay for health-care changes, the Obama administration has significantly expanded audits designed to recover improper payments from health-care providers.

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

SouthCoastToday.com

Don Berwick: A progressive with a plan

The Democratic candidate for governor would then eliminate a few tax exemptions, close a few tax loopholes and create jobs through "the progressive agenda," a mixture he said would free up enough revenue to start funding programs to wipe out the social ills that face the commonwealth.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Health Insurance, Health, Moodus, CT

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Advocate

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Three Point Capital, a California and New York-based specialty finance company, has opened a Baton Rouge office at Celtic Studios.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Health, Haynesville, LA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Tri-cityherald.com

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Myrtle Beach Online

Issac Bailey | People need faith when they're sick, but also need good health care

Talk about the ACA has primarily been about premium prices, broken websites and government takeovers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina, Health, End Times, Entertainment

Connecticut Post

Medicare comes with many choices

What's the difference of being an "admitted" patient in a hospital as opposed to an "observation care" patient? It could mean seniors could be stuck with large hospital bills because Medicare does not cover the cost unless the patient spends at least three consecutive days in the hospital as admitted patient.

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Related Topix: Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

OpEdNews

With New Obamacare Rulings, One Thing Is Certain: We Need Medicare for All for Life

It makes me crazy to see the latest news about a Federal Court striking down the tax credits offered on the Federal Affordable Care Act health exchanges because I know the media commentators will go crazy analyzing the politics of it all.

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Related Topix: Health, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News

Semler Scientific revenues increase $371,000 to 78% in second quarter 2014

Semler Scientific, Inc. , an emerging medical risk assessment company that develops patented products that assist healthcare providers in monitoring patients and evaluating chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Health

Medical News

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act replaces unprecedented rebasing cuts

Home health leaders today said that growing support for the Securing Access Via Excellence Medicare Home Health Act introduced last week by Representatives Greg Walden and Tom Price underscores the importance of legislation to repeal the 14 percent, four-year rebasing cuts instituted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on January 1.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Price, Medicaid, Shelley Moore Capito

Medical News

HealthInsight to lead health care quality improvement activities for Medicare program

HealthInsight has been named to lead health care quality improvement activities for the Medicare Program for a four-state region serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah under a five-year contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services .

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Nursing, Medicine

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Danny Westneat: Read our lips - no new … well, anything, really

If you answered "what?" or "that sounds like a nonsensical question," well, you are clearly not ready for a career in Congress.

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Related Topix: Health, Stanford University, UC Berkeley

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Home care center shut down after allegedly committing fraud

By News Staff news@abc6.com 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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Long Term Care

Forbes.com

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.

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Related Topix: Health

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

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