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  • Letters: Another view of Medicare

    Re "Bickering over Medicare," Editorial, March 27 Your assertion that the Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, represents only "paper savings" is not supported by the actual history of the SGR and "doc fixes" enacted by Congress. Though it is...
  • Alleged Medicare scheme involving Glendale man unfolds

    A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L’ Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were...
  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
  • Retirement: starting over in a new job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying...
  • Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]

    Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]
    In the business section, you had a question and answer column with Michelle P. Holzer of the Maryland Department of Aging ("Frequently asked questions about Medicare," April 19) and she said Medicare covers skilled nursing and rehabilitative services...
  • 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...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • 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...
  • New evidence that Medicare Advantage is an insurance industry scam

    A big part of the argument made by enemies of the Affordable Care Act that the Act is hurting Medicare applies to a category of health plan known as Medicare Advantage. New evidence has just come in showing that Medicare Advantage is a ripoff that fattens...