| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
– 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....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:40 AM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:24 PM
A Brevard County doctor, Wasfi Makar, was hit with an $89 million judgment on Wednesday in a whistleblower Medicare fraud case.
For almost 20 years, Makar ran the American Cancer Treatment Centers in Rockledge and Titusville, which are now apparently...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health on Tuesday said they are pursuing an affiliation that would create the second-largest hospital system in the state.
The systems have signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
| Jun 22, 2014
A quarter of the nation's hospitals in October will receive lower Medicare payments because their rates of patient complications are higher than their peers. Federal officials released a preliminary analysis in April scoring hospitals and provisionally...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility.
The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
| May 18, 2014
A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show.
That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93.
After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...
| May 25, 2014
Just days after Bernita Klokner's family moved her from Florida back to the Midwest last May, the 97-year-old fell and broke her hip.
After the ensuing surgery, Klokner was moved from a hospital in Milwaukee to a nearby rehabilitation center.