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  • Ask Kim: How do I switch Medicare Advantage plans?

    I would like to change to a different Medicare Advantage plan. Do I have to wait until open enrollment? If you switch to a plan with a five-star quality rating, you don't have to wait until Medicare open enrollment (which runs from October 15 to December...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals

    Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford's doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. But Crawford, along...
  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
  • Marking Medicare's Birthday

    Medicare's 49 birthday was Wednesday, July 30. Signed into law in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Harry Truman receiving the first Medicare card, this successful government program has provided affordable health services to millions of seniors. The...
  • Cigna Profit Rises As Premium Revenue Grows

    Health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday second-quarter profit and revenue both rose as it took in more health care premiums and fees from more customers in its commercial business. Cigna's profit beat analysts' expectations, following a trend this...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]

    Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]
    Bravo to The Sun for pointing out the critical need to implement reforms to our entitlement programs ("Medicare's pleasant surprise," July 30). In an age when half-trillion-dollar federal budget deficits are austere, it is refreshing to hear from a...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions. Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...