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  • CareFirst's surprise birthday gift

    CareFirst's surprise birthday gift
    I got an unexpected present after turning 70 in December — a 35 percent premium increase on my Medigap insurance from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The notice came with no explanation, and I can understand why. I'm on Medicare and I have no...
  • Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud

    Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud
    The former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric hospital was sentenced Monday for his role in a $67 million health care fraud scheme, records show. Christopher Gabel, 62, of Davie, was sentenced to six years in federal prison and...
  • A risky cut to Medicaid

    Of all the major spending cuts Gov. Larry Hogan proposed in his budget, the easiest one for him politically may be the $160 million he's seeking to trim out of the Medicaid program. The reason is not just the cynical one, that Medicaid is a Democratic...
  • Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster

    Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster
    When it was announced that more than $700 billion would be stripped from Medicare to help finance the Affordable Care Act, one wondered how that would affect the health care of seniors as well as those providing it. Well, wait no longer for the answer....
  • Sen. Kaine introduces bill to negotiate Medicare prescription costs

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va, has introduced a new bill to overturn the non-interference clause that prevents the government from negotiating drug costs for Medicare. Such a bargaining tool has long been considered a way to reduce costs for the Medicare...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals

    Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals
    Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
  • Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills

    Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills
    Some seniors who enrolled in Medicare Part D plans with Aetna or its subsidiary Coventry Health Care could be in for a surprise when they try to fill their prescriptions this year. During the most-recent enrollment period, Aetna identified some...
  • LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility

    LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility
    Lehigh Valley Health Network is opening an a inpatient rehabilitation facility at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The 34-bed facility will occupy the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion's South Tower, LVHN...
  • Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts

    Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts
    Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show. Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...
  • Ask Carrie: 2015 brings important IRS, Social Security and Medicare updates

    Dear Readers: A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most...