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  • Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery

    Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery
    Florida just got a needed second opinion on the state's health care finance crisis. To ease the crisis he created, Gov. Rick Scott has prescribed a special commission — which holds its first meeting today — and profit-sharing among the...
  • Numbers drop in Virginia Medicare/Medicaid pilot program

    Numbers drop in Virginia Medicare/Medicaid pilot program
    The number of people opting out of the state's managed-health care pilot program for "dual eligibles" — those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid — has been so large in its first year the savings is expected to be far less than the...
  • Jury convicts 2 Illinoisans in $4.5M Medicare fraud scheme

    A federal jury has convicted two Illinois residents in a $4.5 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing the government for services to people who were dead. Two employees of Medicall Physicians Group in Schaumburg were each found guilty last...
  • Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget?

    Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget?
    An important but often neglected debate broke out in Washington last week: Which political party can do more for the nation's poor? The occasion was a conference at Georgetown University on how religious groups can alleviate poverty. It turned into an...
  • Diabetes and the eyes: What you don't know could leave you blind

    Source: University of Miami Health System whatdoctorsknow.com While people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among those at higher risk for diabetes, and few...
  • Peter Orszag: Two ways to keep a lid on Medicare cost increases

    Peter Orszag: Two ways to keep a lid on Medicare cost increases
    Medicare costs are rising a bit faster than they have during the past few years. But by reinforcing some the changes that are already occurring, we can nip this increase in the bud — and two developments show the way. First, hospitals are starting...
  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • University of Maryland Medical System to acquire Medicaid manage care firm

    University of Maryland Medical System to acquire Medicaid manage care firm
    The University of Maryland Medical System is poised to enter the Medicaid and Medicare managed care market in the state with an agreement to acquire Riverside Health Inc. The University of Maryland Medical System is poised to enter the Medicaid and...
  • NY hospital pays $19 million to settle Medicare lawsuit

    Federal prosecutors say the Westchester Medical Center has settled a lawsuit that alleged it paid kickbacks for referrals and overcharged Medicare. The hospital in Valhalla agreed to pay nearly $19 million. The U.S. attorney's office said the medical...
  • Learn to be a better baby sitter

    Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department will offer baby-sitter training for girls and boys ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 in the lobby of the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. Students will have fun while learning the ins and...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Affordable Care Act is a sturdy 5-year-old

    After a rough incubation, birth and infancy, the Affordable Care Act is a sturdy 5-year-old, showing increasing signs of achievement and acceptance. But growth could come to a sudden halt if the Supreme Court throws out the subsidies that enable more than...