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While preferred physician and hospital networks have long been used to reduce costs, there is a growing realization that pharmacy networks can also save money.
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Low Medicare payments to hospitals result in lower private rates for inpatient care, a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change found.
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The Massachusetts congressional delegation reportedly held an emergency meeting Wednesday to try to save a patient whose prognosis isn't good - a $250 million annual subsidy to Massachusetts hospitals, paid out of other states' pockets.
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Children and teens exposed to radiation during CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer, according to a large, long-term study.
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Long-term care pharmacy Omnicare will not face against charges that it engaged in "nationwide" Medicare fraud for off-label antipsychotics prescriptions, a federal judge recently ruled.
Jon Letko of U.S. Healthcare Supply LLC, based in Milford, N.J., exercised his constitutional right not to incriminate himself at the hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.
Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke is over austerity and, in typical Fed speak, did his best to convince the members of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress that just maybe their efforts would be better focused on creating jobs than crafting for more deficit-cutting policies.
Fort Washington May 22, 2013 - RAM Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced enterprise software solutions for health plans, is pleased to announce the release of HEALTHsuite Mercato.
One week after Ranbaxy Laboratories agreed to pay $500 million to resolve civil and criminal charges stemming from a long-running manufacturing scandal that involved substandard products and providing fraudulent data to the FDA , the generic drugmaker has belatedly embarked on some damage control.
More than half of doctors' offices and 80% of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health records by the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Russell County citizens should be cautious of callers claiming to represent Medicare or Medicaid, due to a foreign scam which has increasingly targeted elderly residents during the past two months, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
About 17,000 Californians with serious medical problems will be moved from a state-run stopgap health insurance program to a federal plan starting in July, ensuring they will have no break in medical coverage until the national health care reforms kick in next year, state officials announced this week.
Get a hip replaced at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Medicare will pay the small, doctor-owned hospital $15,585, or about 13% of what Olympia charged in the bills it submitted.
This March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the Medicare FFS Program is slated for a reduction in payments due to the sequestration order which was recently signed into law.
Actions include assisting health plan participants who may need access to care or early refills of prescription medications; a free emotional-support line; and supporting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which is helping people in the affected communities.
Ministry Health Care which operates 15 hospitals in Wisconsin, and one in Minnesota, is announcing system-wide layoffs.