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  • More health systems trying cost-savings Medicare payment bundle

    More health systems trying cost-savings Medicare payment bundle
    Modern Healthcare reports surge in Medicare bundled payment providers. Read more at http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307319832&utm_source=AltURL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mostreq?AllowView=...
  • Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says

    Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says
    National healthcare spending will continue to rise in coming years, but at a slower rate than in the previous two decades, according to a government analysis of the nation’s $3-trillion healthcare tab. The report released Wednesday suggests that...
  • U.S. healthcare spending growth to slow further: government report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending is expected to grow more slowly in the coming decade as a sluggish economic recovery and higher cost sharing in private insurance plans limit demand for services, a government report released on Wednesday...
  • Doctor gets 6 months in jail in Medicare kickback scheme

    Doctor gets 6 months in jail in Medicare kickback scheme
    A longtime Little Village doctor was sentenced to 6 months in prison Wednesday for his role in an elaborate Medicare kickback scheme at a now-shuttered Chicago hospital. Dr. Subir Maitra, 74, became the first defendant sentenced in the alleged scheme at...
  • Glendale man heads to prison as part of fraud scheme

    A Glendale man was sentenced in a North Dakota courthouse on Wednesday to serve seven months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme defrauding Medicare. Last September, Hovakim David Mkhitarian pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his...
  • Obtaining health coverage when retiring outside U.S.

    Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there? — R.G. A: The best options for retiree coverage vary greatly depending on...
  • Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions

    Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions
    A suspended physician pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of fraudulently billing Medicare and prescribing drugs to patients he never examined. Sathish Narayanappa Babu of Bolingbrook entered the plea before Judge John J. Tharp, Jr. in federal court,...
  • Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor's office

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Sept. 4: One of the chief arguments for making health insurance, and therefore health care, accessible to more Americans is so that routine treatment can be obtained in the...
  • Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]

    Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]
    There is a growing demand for quality post-acute care in less expensive settings as a result of the increase in the number of aging Americans. Choosing the right center during a difficult time can be overwhelming and intimidating — I know from...
  • Rural hospitals pressured to close as healthcare system changes

    SAN FRANCISCO Sep 3 (Reuters) - In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. Within minutes, medics had taken the 68-year-old to the local hospital emergency room, less than a block from his house. "They checked me out real...
  • Retirement: Save on prescription-drug costs

    Whether you get your prescription drugs through your employer's health plan or through a Medicare Part D plan, there are ways you can save on your medications. Keep an eye out for new generic drugs. The patents for several popular brand-name drugs --...