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  • Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations

    Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations
    Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
  • UnitedHealthcare To Drop 30 Doctors From Medicare Advantage Network In New Haven Area

    About 30 doctors in the New Haven area will be out of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage network starting July 1, leaving patients to find other clinicians or face higher out-of-network rates. UnitedHealthcare sent letters to an undisclosed number...
  • Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare

    Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare
     – Gov. Rick Scott visited a senior center Tuesday to warn about cuts he said Obamacare is forcing in a popular version of the Medicare health program and to collect their horror stories. What he found was a satisfied group with few complaints....
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits

    Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits
    Office visits are the bread and butter of many physicians’ practices. Medicare pays for more than 200 million of them a year, often to deal with routine problems like colds or high blood pressure. Most require relatively modest amounts of a doctor&...
  • Best ways to pay while in Europe

    Dear Liz: My friend and I are widowed and really not money-wise. What is the best form of money to use in Europe, including Budapest, Vienna and various small towns? I've heard small-town merchants (and maybe even those in cities) don't take credit cards,...
  • Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.

     Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.
    I make house calls. Remember those? When a doctor came to your door with a black bag? You might think of this as a quaint vestige of prewar life, or a luxury for the exceptionally wealthy with their concierge doctors. But home care medicine, as it's now...
  • When it comes to primary care, there's no place like a medical home

    Joe McDonald, 70, of Fairfax, Va., really likes his primary-care doctor. And it's no wonder. The retired finance manager can get same-day appointments at the Fairfax Family Practice, e-mail his physician or drop by the practice's walk-in clinic, even on...
  • Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices

    Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices
    When choosing a doctor who’s right for you, you don’t have to rely exclusively on a friend’s recommendation or a referral. Now you can check whether your medical provider practices similarly to his or her peers. ProPublica has...
  • Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'

    Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'
    TALLAHASSEE -- After Gov. Rick Scott and his allies poured $14 million into ads since March, Florida Democrats are finally responding with a familiar line of attack: Medicare fraud. The Florida Democratic Party unveiled an ad buy Tuesday aimed at...