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  • Medicare costs higher at rural hospitals

    Medicare costs higher at rural hospitals
    Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying between two and six times more for outpatient services than do patients at other hospitals, according to a report released Wednesday by the inspector...
  • More simple moves to help you cut health care costs (Part 2 of 2 parts)

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]

    Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]
    According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
  • Retail Therapy: Check your health at Hoag

    Healthy dose of wisdom: Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach, 19582 Beach Blvd., will hold a free Health and Wellness Fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Residents ages 55 and older will have the chance to receive free flu shots and...
  • Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million

    Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million
    Orlando Health overbilled more than $1.45 million in Medicare claims in 2011 and '12, according to a federal audit to be released today that says the nonprofit hospital should pay it back. Former patients themselves might wind up paying on accounts they...
  • Double-check that your property deed is recorded

    Double-check that your property deed is recorded
    Q: I had a house that I sold, and the buyers used a hard-money loan. I asked my title lady to give me a copy of the HUD report showing that it was recorded. She said that hard-money loans don't get recorded. Is this true? A: I hope you were not taken...
  • 10/6: Business events

    Chamber East Lake County: Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m. third Saturday, Lisa's Kountry Café, 23911 State Road 46, Sorrento. Details: http://www.elcchamber.com or 352-383-8801. West Orange: networking groups, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Mimi's Cafe, 3130 Daniels...
  • Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals
    Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013. The...
  • Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

    Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed
    Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
  • Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not

    Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not
    An important state law went into effect this week that requires Connecticut hospitals to give all patients critical information: whether they are being admitted to the hospital or being kept only for observation. This new law could save Medicare...
  • Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions
    Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of...