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  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

    Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card
    Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems...
  • Parkland Community Library offers haunting book signings, family movie night and more

    Parkland Community Library will offer a variety of community events, including book signings, Touch a Truck, Technical Tuesdays for Seniors and more. The following is a list of events offered at the library throughout the month of October, according to a...
  • First look at 2015 Medicare plans

    First look at 2015 Medicare plans
    Medicare has released a sneak peek of what will be available in 2015. The new data, which the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Sept. 18, names the insurers that will be selling privately run HMO-style Medicare Advantage and...
  • Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed

    Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed
    Federal agents were nearly three years into a massive Medicare fraud investigation of Sacred Heart Hospital when a doctor secretly cooperating with the FBI in early 2012 made a fatal mistake involving a patient, according to records revealed in court...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients

    Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients
    University of Florida researchers have found a correlation between Medicare and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that affects as many as 30,000 Americans each year — often causing death or long-...
  • Doctor participates in new Medicare program

    Internal medicine physician Dr. Martha Rodriguez and her office are one of the first local offices to participate in a new Medicare coordination program designed to increase quality of care and lower health care costs. Called an Accountable Care...
  • Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit

    Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit
    Humana Inc, which manages private Medicare and individual Obamacare insurance plans, said on Monday it has integrated its consumer health application with Apple Inc's HealthKit. The move, the first announced by a major insurer, enables Humana customers...
  • 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 childish 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...