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  • Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled

    Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has terminated its Medicare agreement with Yorkville Endoscopy, a New York City clinic that came under scrutiny following Joan Rivers' death after an outpatient procedure. In a letter sent to the clinic on...
  • AP Exclusive: Maine governor spent $53K to try to remove 6,000 young adults from Medicaid

    Gov. Paul LePage's administration spent nearly $53,000 on private lawyers in its failed attempt to remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state's Medicaid program after being told by Maine's attorney general that he couldn't win the case,...
  • Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care

    Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care
    Illinois has shifted about 1.4 million of its Medicaid recipients into managed care, falling just short of a Jan. 1 goal to move more than 1.5 million into the alternative system of delivering health care. State officials said they are comfortable...
  • The emergency at Georgia's rural hospitals

    ATLANTA Pam Renshaw doesn't know how long she lay unconscious amid the flames. Twenty seconds? Thirty? Long enough, at least, for the fire to sear nearly half of her body before Renshaw's boyfriend found her pinned under the four-wheeler that had flipped...
  • Mental Health Screening For New Moms

    Mental Health Screening For New Moms
    Here's an idea that seems so basic that it's a wonder it's not happening already: Have pediatricians screen new moms for mental problems. This is what the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut recommends in "Addressing Maternal Mental...
  • The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it

    The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it
    Jan. 1 was a red-letter day for America's provision of healthcare to its poorest residents--and we do mean red. That was the expiration day of a two-year bump in Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians seeing Medicaid patients. The raise,...
  • Abandon Medicaid and go with single-payer instead

    To the editor: California's budget is again in peril due to uncontrolled healthcare expenses. Medicaid (California's Medi-Cal) has always been underfunded and poorly run. Should we continue a healthcare system that is fiscally unsound and a public...
  • Top Lehigh Valley health events include winter bird hike, Medicaid info session

    WINTER BIRD HIKE 1 Pack your binoculars and head out to Trout Creek Park near Dixon Street in Allentown, for a winter bird hike starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. You'll walk along the banks of the creek looking for birds and their winter shelters....
  • How to find a financial planner if you're not wealthy

    How to find a financial planner if you're not wealthy
    Q. I am a 72-year-old senior, and a lot of my friends have financial planners. They don't live in my area and have more money than I do, but they seem to think it's very wise to have a planner. How do you go about finding one you can trust? I am afraid to...
  • New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors

    New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors
    The new managed-care Medicaid system in Florida will not lower costs nor improve medical care to the patients. Instead of increasing payments to doctors and hospitals who provide direct care to Medicaid recipients, money will be diverted to middlemen in...
  • Lawmakers' to-do list

    The 114th Congress, which began its work on Tuesday, ushers in an era of conservative legislative leadership. Victories in several Senate races last fall handed control of that chamber to Republicans, who tightened their grip on the House as well. For...