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  • Ask Kim: when to sign up for Medicare

    I will be 65 soon. When should I sign up for Medicare? You can enroll in Medicare as early as three months before the month you turn 65 and up to three months after the month you turn 65. It's best to sign up before your 65th birthday so that you can...
  • FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton

    FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton
    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday raided a medical-supply company in Boca Raton with ties to Daniel Porush, a man who helped inspire a character depicted in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." The company, Med-Care...
  • What you'll pay in the Medicare Part D doughnut hole

    Q: I read your recent "What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2015" column, but I didn't see any mention of the doughnut hole for Medicare Part D. Isn't the gap in coverage shrinking again for 2015? A: The "doughnut hole" is the gap in the middle of Medicare...
  • Orlando Health buys 5 radiology centers

    Orlando Health and a radiology practice group have teamed up to purchase Boston Diagnostic Imaging, an Orlando-based outpatient diagnostic center with five locations in Central Florida. The hospital system and Medical Center Radiology Group, which is...
  • North Hollywood's IPC on leading edge of 'hospitalist' specialty

    In 1996, the term "hospitalist" was coined in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that described the growing medical specialty of doctors and other healthcare professionals devoted to caring for patients in hospitals. In 1995, a doctor...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican nostrums...
  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
  • Orlando clinic owners charged with $3M Medicare fraud

    Orlando clinic owners charged with $3M Medicare fraud
    Medicare fraud charges were unsealed Wednesday against husband and wife owners of Orlando-based Prestige Medical Services and Rehab Center. Charged by a federal grand jury and taken into custody are Juan Carlos Delgado, 58, and Nereyda Infante, 48, both...
  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud
    The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering. Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
  • Members in Blue Cross Affordable Care Act plans will see premiums rise

    Members enrolled in Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Affordable Care Act plans will see their premium rates rise by an average of 6.9 percent in 2015. Officials for the Wilkes-Barre-based insurer declined to specify how many members are covered...