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  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
  • Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
  • 2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme

    2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme
    Located in a high-crime neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, Sacred Heart Hospital had limited emergency services, a skeleton staff on nights and weekends, and no access at those hours to routine procedures such as x-rays or lab work, federal...
  • Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines

    Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines
    In a second round of fines related to the quality of certain performance measures instituted by the Affordable Care Act, three Riverside hospitals will take a 1 percent hit in Medicare reimbursements for the next fiscal year. The across-the-board...
  • Easton Hospital settles health care fraud allegations for $662,000

    Easton Hospital has agreed to shell out $662,000 to settle allegations of health care fraud, according to a news release Monday from the federal government. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia contends Easton Hospital billed Medicare for...
  • Private Medicare provider Florida Healthcare Plus to be liquidated on Jan. 1

    Private Medicare provider Florida Healthcare Plus to be liquidated on Jan. 1
    About 8,847 members of the private Medicare program Florida Healthcare Plus Inc. must enroll in new private Medicare programs or be automatically enrolled in the original fee-for-services Medicare with a prescription drug plan, the Florida Department of...
  • Consumer Reports: How to navigate the health insurance maze

    Person for person, health care in the U.S. costs about twice as much as it does in the rest of the developed world, according to Consumer Reports. If you have health insurance, you may think it doesn't matter because someone else is paying the bill. You'...
  • Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals

    Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals
    Nine Chicago hospitals ranked among the nation's worst on new measures of infection rates and other patient injuries, drawing federal penalties and raising questions about the way the hospitals are assessed. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other...
  • Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare

    Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare
    Another health care company is being acquired in South Florida. Health insurance giant Anthem of Indianapolis said Monday it agreed to buy South Florida's Simply Healthcare Holdings, which provides managed-care plans for Floridians, mainly in...
  • Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated

    Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated
    Thousands of seniors on Medicare plans offered by Florida Healthcare Plus will need to pick new coverage next month. A circuit court judge in Tallahassee has ordered the Coral Gables-based company into receivership and liquidated by Jan. 1. Florida...
  • Anthem buys Simply Healthcare for estimated $1 billion

    MIAMI Simply Healthcare Holdings, a Coral Gables-based managed care company, has sold to Anthem, Inc., a publicly traded health insurer with headquarters in Indianapolis, for an estimated $1 billion. The two companies confirmed the deal but would not...