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  • Legislators Grappling With Fast-Changing Health Care Landscape

    Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano speaks fondly of the days when his dad was a primary care doctor in independent practice, running his patients' lab tests and performing mammograms in his office to make sure they got done. "I think that era is going to...
  • Commission: Offer choices and see compensation costs fall

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive...
  • Barry Brooks - A simple Medicare fix: Same fee for same service

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds...
  • Cedarbrook management firm to quit over 'second-guessing' by Lehigh commissioners

    Cedarbrook management firm to quit over 'second-guessing' by Lehigh commissioners
    Claiming it has been micromanaged and repeatedly second-guessed by Lehigh County commissioners, the consulting firm that has managed the county-owned Cedarbrook nursing home for more than a decade has decided to pull the plug on the arrangement when its...
  • Affordable housing options for low-income seniors

    Affordable housing options for low-income seniors
    Q. If my income is only $20,000 per year, can I get a subsidy toward my mortgage payments or condo maintenance payments? A. Many states offer property tax breaks to senior citizens, and at that income level you could potentially qualify for the...
  • US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives

    US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives
    U.S. officials will continue this week to pressure Cuba to turn over fugitives wanted for Medicare fraud and other crimes in the United States. Closer cooperation between the two old adversaries could disrupt a criminal pipeline that has funneled ill-...
  • Connecticut Medicare Recipients Saved $64.7 Million On Prescription Drugs In 2014

    Medicare recipients in Connecticut saved $64.7 million last year as a result of the Affordable Care Act closing a gap in prescription drug coverage over time, shifting a greater share of the costs to the federal government. The Affordable Care Act,...
  • Bolingbrook doctor gets 18 months in prison

    Bolingbrook doctor gets 18 months in prison
    A Bolingbrook physician who pleaded guilty in September to illegally prescribing controlled medications and fraudulently billing Medicare was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday. Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 48, owned Anik Life Sciences Medical Corp.,...
  • Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions

    Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions
    Three percent of patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania in fiscal 2014 were "super-utilizers" — people admitted five or more times in a year, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Those 21,308...
  • In Cuba, fugitive declines invitation to return to U.S.

    In Cuba, fugitive declines invitation to return to U.S.
    U.S. marshals normally surprise fugitives by breaking down doors and hauling people off in handcuffs. This time, federal agents took a different tack: They called the wanted man and politely asked him to return. "He confirmed, absolutely, I know I'm...
  • Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

    Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.
    A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare's drug program in 2012 — an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show that nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such...