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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 --...
  • Deficit dips, but long-term federal budget outlook remains dim

    The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts and slower growth in Medicare costs, but lower than expected corporate tax revenues dimmed some of the improved outlook, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office....
  • How to become a volunteer money mentor

    The University of Florida Lake County Extension needs volunteers for its Florida Master Money Mentor program, which provides free one-on-one financial coaching. Volunteers will help families and individuals create and track family budgets and promote...
  • What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare

    What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare
    How Americans will take to the Affordable Care Act over the long haul may be hard to predict, but mapping out its future course need not be entirely the product of guesswork. That's because we have a model on which to base our predictions: Medicare Part...
  • Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say

    Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say
    If you want to know how safe your hospital is, or how effectively it delivers cardiac care or cancer treatment, there's a tool for that: hospital rankings. But what if a hospital scores high in heart surgery on one list, then gets a "C" in safety on...
  • Accountable Care Organizations might help tame Medicare costs

    whatdoctorsknow.com Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...