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  • Covered California makes final push for Obamacare sign-ups

    Covered California makes final push for Obamacare sign-ups
    Short of its enrollment goal ahead of a Sunday deadline, California's Obamacare exchange made a final push for sign-ups at Los Angeles area clinics, churches and shopping malls. Covered California officials said enrollment was up sharply heading into...
  • Doctor costs, radicalism, and factories: Letters

    Doctor-visit costs Imagine you're a Medicare patient, and you go to your doctor for an ultrasound of your heart one month. Medicare pays your doctor's office $189, and you pay about 20 percent of that bill as a co-payment. Then, the next month, your...
  • Consumer Reports: How to get the best possible hospital care

    In an ideal world, respectful treatment from health care providers would be the norm. In the real world, you may have to insist on it. Consumer Reports suggests increasing the odds of a good hospital experience with these strategies: -- Choose the...
  • Legislators Grappling With Fast-Changing Health Care Landscape

    Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano speaks fondly of the days when his dad was a primary care doctor in independent practice, running his patients' lab tests and performing mammograms in his office to make sure they got done. "I think that era is going to...
  • Doctors get 'creative' in billing

    Doctors get 'creative' in billing
    As I understood it, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was supposed to curb the cost of health care spending. What I found from a personal standpoint was creative ways for doctors to continue their billing practices. With a...
  • States strive to keep Medicaid patients out of the emergency department

    WASHINGTON Nearly half the states use higher copayments to dissuade Medicaid recipients from unnecessary visits to emergency rooms, where care is more costly. These states require patients to make the payments, which are as high as $30 per visit in...
  • Concierge medicine grows in Maryland

    Three years ago, Dr. Wayne Benjamin — then 67 years old — was considering retirement. He was worn out, frustrated with the daily grind of his family medicine practice and the increasing pressure to see "more and more patients in shorter and...
  • Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections

    A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures....
  • Medical board puts doctor on probation after patient's death in Newport Beach

    Health-care officials put an Orange County anesthesiologist on probation this month after allegations that talking on his cellphone distracted him from tending to a patient who died after dental implant surgery in Newport Beach. According to a complaint...
  • New system checks on patients taking meds, seeing docs

    New system checks on patients taking meds, seeing docs
    The Holy Cross Medical Group is expanding a new model of primary medical care that tracks patients to make sure they go to their appointments and take their medication. The program has grown from one location to five in Broward, thanks to a grant from...
  • Hospital's Autism Center Recognized For Patient-Centered Care

    Hospital's Autism Center Recognized For Patient-Centered Care
    NEW BRITAIN – When the Hospital for Special Care opened its autism center three years ago in the former Mary Immaculate Academy on Corbin Avenue, the founders instinctively involved the children's doctors, schools, and families in the treatment, and...