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  • Two Democrats battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller launch TV ads

    Two Democrats battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller launch TV ads
    Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday announced cable TV ads in the Inland Empire district. Both ads accentuate the positive in a race that has become increasingly competitive.  In her ad, Colton...
  • More than 500 people have signed up for coordinated health care plan

    More than 500 adults in Southeastern and Central Virginia who receive both Medicare and Medicaid, a group known as "dual eligibles," have already signed up for the state's new Commonwealth Coordinated Care program. Voluntary enrollment started March 1....
  • Functional hospital patients fare better

    Functional hospital patients fare better
    Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Tasks such as moving from a bed to a...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers

    Medicare pays hundreds of millions to Maryland providers
    Eye specialists, ambulance service providers and clinical laboratories are the biggest recipients of Medicare payments around the country and in Maryland, taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal health program for seniors, according...
  • Medicare's real doctor payment problem

     Medicare's real doctor payment problem
    The news that a small percentage of the country's physicians collected billions of dollars from Medicare in a single year may or may not be a testament to individual greed; some of the top recipients are under investigation for allegedly bilking the...
  • Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners

    Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners
    Newport Beach oncologist Minh Nguyen woke up Wednesday wearing a dubious distinction: Medicare's highest-paid doctor in California and one of the top physicians nationwide. Some of his patients and fellow physicians immediately called him wanting an...
  • Medicare's open books [Editorial]

    Medicare's open books  [Editorial]
    This week, America learned what the folks over on Security Boulevard already knew — there's a lot to be learned from Medicare accounting. Medicare paid out $77 billion to health care providers in 2012, according to the long-awaited data coming...
  • Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says

    Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says
    The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the...
  • Medicare is big business in Hampton Roads

    Medicare is big business in Hampton Roads
    A bit more than half a penny out of every dollar Medicare pays to care for the nation's elderly flows to Hampton Roads doctors and other care-givers, but the first look in 35 years at what Washington pays individual providers shows the flow of money...
  • Letters: Medicare payments analyzed

    Re "Medicare lifts the veil on payments," April 9 Wednesday's news that Medicare is making public Part B payments to doctors received mixed reviews. That's to be expected when healthcare's economic black box is pried open. Sadly, one doctor's full...