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  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • Alleged Medicare scheme involving Glendale man unfolds

    A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L’ Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...
  • Two Democrats battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller launch TV ads

    Two Democrats battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller launch TV ads
    Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday announced cable TV ads in the Inland Empire district. Both ads accentuate the positive in a race that has become increasingly competitive.  In her ad, Colton...
  • Preparing for your body for retirement

    Preparing for your body for retirement
    Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
  • Functional hospital patients fare better

    Functional hospital patients fare better
    Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Tasks such as moving from a bed to a...
  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
  • When to sign up for Medicare

    These days, turning 65 doesn't have to mean hanging up your career. But it does represent one big milestone: Medicare eligibility. In most cases, signing up for Medicare Part A is a no-brainer. This coverage pays for in-patient care in the hospital....
  • Ask Kim: How to shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Q. Now that open enrollment for Medicare has started, how can I find out if I can get a better deal on a Medicare Advantage plan? A. Go to the Medicare.gov Plan Finder tool (http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx), type in your zip...
  • Retirement: Help with caregiving from afar

    The signs are subtle at first. Your mom's fridge is less well stocked. Dust appears on surfaces that once gleamed. As you're leaving for the airport after a visit, her next-door neighbor makes a point of asking how she's doing and urges you to come back...
  • Retirement: Appealing a Medicare claim

    There are steps you can take before going through the task of appealing the denial of a Medicare claim. First, talk with the doctor, hospital and Medicare to see if you can spot the problem and get the claim resubmitted. If you can't fix the problem...