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  • Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud

    (Reuters) - Within hours of the U.S. government's unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity of lawyers who specialize in representing whistleblowers in healthcare fraud cases began to mobilize. These...
  • April 14 Letters: Medicaid, ethics reform, political donations

    Do I have a delegate? I live in the 94th District and have written my delegate, David Yancey, twice asking him to please support Medicaid expansion in Virginia; each time outlining my logic for this request. I have not heard back from Del. Yancey. I am...
  • Transcend program in Newport News offers community living for the mentally ill

    Transcend program in Newport News offers community living for the mentally ill
    A dozen men and women in the Transcend program in Newport News are demonstrating how community housing can work for those with a serious mental illness. "I love it. It's a wide-about mansion," said Karen Spangler, who was the first to join the program,...
  • Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]
    The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10). Maybe if Medicare...
  • Nursing homes need more lawsuit protections

    In his March 12 op-ed, "Proposed lawsuit protections for nursing homes unneeded," Brian Lee misrepresents the facts to fit his agenda. His organization, Families for Better Care, received 100 percent of their start-up funding from a Tampa law firm that...
  • Medical residencies key to new doctors in South Florida

    Medical residencies key to new doctors in South Florida
    A shortage of medical residency programs in South Florida is making it difficult to meet the region's need for more new doctors as the growing population ages. Residencies are required training for medical school graduates to become licensed and...
  • Letters: Medicare's problems aren't doctors' fault

    Re "How Medicare pays MDs," Editorial, April 10 It's wrong to blame physicians for Medicare's fiscal woes. Doing away with fee-for-service as a way to "reward quality and efficiency" is unworkable. The federal government could never figure that out....
  • How would you change the tax system?: Letters

    How would you change the tax system?: Letters
    National sales tax Scrap the current system, which is unfair to a majority of the people, and go to a national sales-tax system. No tax on food, medical or housing for anyone. No payroll taxes. This would eliminate inheritance taxes, gas taxes,...
  • Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial

     Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial
    Every 67 seconds a doctor shares the dread news with someone in America: You have Alzheimer's disease. Nearly 500,000 people who've heard that diagnosis call Florida home. Worse, expect the ranks of Floridians afflicted with the irreversible brain...
  • April 13 Letters: Political donations, Medicaid

    Deep liberal pockets, too Re: "Too much money," April 9. The writer is correct when he stated there are too many billionaires who try to buy elections. While he pointed out that the conservative Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson 'anonymously" (?) spend...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...