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  • Ask Kim: Does my health policy have to cover preventive care?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Do all health insurance policies have to provide preventive care without a deductible? What is covered? All health insurance policies issued after March 23, 2010, when the health-care law was signed, must provide certain...
  • Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits

    Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits
    Office visits are the bread and butter of many physicians’ practices. Medicare pays for more than 200 million of them a year, often to deal with routine problems like colds or high blood pressure. Most require relatively modest amounts of a doctor&...
  • Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices

    Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices
    When choosing a doctor who’s right for you, you don’t have to rely exclusively on a friend’s recommendation or a referral. Now you can check whether your medical provider practices similarly to his or her peers. ProPublica has...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    Sick scammers target diabetics
    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age makes...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • U.S. prosecutors investigate Oregon's failed health insurance exchange

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
  • Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official

    Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official
    Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...
  • Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership

    Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership
    Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health on Tuesday said they are pursuing an affiliation that would create the second-largest hospital system in the state.   The systems have signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating...
  • IPC The Hospitalist defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. lawsuit says

    The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
  • In defense of single payer

    I would suggest that Dr. Richard F. Corlin's letter did readers a disservice by suggesting that the problems at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are proof that a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S. won't work. ("Fix the VA," Letters, May...
  • 761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties

    761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties
    A quarter of the nation's hospitals in October will receive lower Medicare payments because their rates of patient complications are higher than their peers. Federal officials released a preliminary analysis in April scoring hospitals and provisionally...