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  • Expand access to surgical recovery care across Florida

    Expand access to surgical recovery care across Florida
    Doctors and nurses who take care of patients recovering from surgical procedures at an Ambulatory Surgery Center must manage many different variables at once. Is the patient's pain under control? Are his vital signs stable? Have the anesthesia medications...
  • Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees

     Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees
    The National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy convened on Capitol Hill recently and the mood was grim. The group of 50 independent physicians and lawmakers met in the Rules Committee Chamber of the Capitol building to discuss legislation that would...
  • Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

    One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court. Three former...
  • UPMC threatens to end Highmark Medicare contract

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is threatening to terminate its Medicare contract with rival Highmark, which could cause about 180,000 seniors in western Pennsylvania to lose in-network access to UPMC hospitals and doctors next year. UPMC...
  • How did hospital bills get so complicated?

    How did hospital bills get so complicated?
    As recently as 1969, delivering a baby in Morristown, N.J., could cost parents as little as $235.65 — a flat, all-inclusive rate for a three-day hospital stay and doctors' fees. I know this because that was the price on the receipt from my birth...
  • Conservatives push for fully paid 'doc fix' deal

    WASHINGTON Momentum is building among conservative senators to scrap an exemption from budget laws in the House-passed "doc fix" deal, a move that would pressure Congress to offset $141 billion of the package's cost not currently paid for later this year,...
  • Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

    Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M
    The nation's largest supplier of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in South Florida. Three former...
  • Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M

    Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M
    FORT LAUDERDALE — The nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in a $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Three former managers...
  • Too many cancer patients forced to make harrowing choice: death or financial ruin

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, April 7: For too many cancer patients in our broken system, treatment comes down to a harrowing choice: death or financial ruin. Prescription drug costs for new cancer...
  • Aetna Aims For LGBT Community With Targeted Marketing Test

    Aetna is urging gay customers to "be proud" — and consider buying its coverage — as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to. The nation's third-...
  • Aetna Fined $1M After Thousands Complain About Erroneous Pharmacy Network

    Aetna Fined $1M After Thousands Complain About Erroneous Pharmacy Network
    Aetna has been penalized $1 million by federal Medicare officials after thousands of people complained about the nearly 6,900 pharmacies the insurer listed as in-network when they were really out of network. The 6,887 pharmacies were listed as in-network...