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  • What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare

    What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare
    How Americans will take to the Affordable Care Act over the long haul may be hard to predict, but mapping out its future course need not be entirely the product of guesswork. That's because we have a model on which to base our predictions: Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit enacted just over 10 years ago.
  • Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say

    Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say
    If you want to know how safe your hospital is, or how effectively it delivers cardiac care or cancer treatment, there's a tool for that: hospital rankings. But what if a hospital scores high in heart surgery on one list, then gets a "C" in safety on...

    Walgreen CFO's departure due to $1 billion forecasting error : WSJ

    (Reuters) - Drugstore retailer Walgreen Co's Chief Financial Officer, Wade Miquelon, and another top executive lost their jobs after a $1 billion forecasting error in the company's Medicare-related business, the Wall Street Journal reported. Walgreen...

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground
    More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia — people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare — have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical...

    Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

    A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal. Lianna “Lili”...