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  • Orlando Health buys 5 radiology centers

    Orlando Health and a radiology practice group have teamed up to purchase Boston Diagnostic Imaging, an Orlando-based outpatient diagnostic center with five locations in Central Florida. The hospital system and Medical Center Radiology Group, which is...
  • Medicare open enrollment ends Sunday

    Medicare open enrollment ends Sunday
    Last call for Medicare! The open enrollment period for 2015 Medicare Advantage health care and stand-alone prescription plans ends Dec. 7. New plan choices go into effect Jan. 1. After that, seniors who are unhappy with their coverage, which is...
  • Orlando clinic owners charged with $3M Medicare fraud

    Orlando clinic owners charged with $3M Medicare fraud
    Medicare fraud charges were unsealed Wednesday against husband and wife owners of Orlando-based Prestige Medical Services and Rehab Center. Charged by a federal grand jury and taken into custody are Juan Carlos Delgado, 58, and Nereyda Infante, 48, both...
  • US health care spending up in 2013, but at record low growth rate

    WASHINGTON America spent more than $2.9 trillion on health care in 2013, or about $9,255 per person, according to a government report released Wednesday. The 3.6 percent increase from roughly $2.8 trillion in 2012 was the smallest annual percentage...
  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • Fewer hospital mistakes mean 50,000 lives and $12 billion saved

    WASHINGTON Improved patient safety and fewer mistakes at U.S. hospitals saved the lives of roughly 50,000 people from 2011 to 2013, the Obama administration reported Tuesday. Incidents of hospital-induced harm such as adverse drug events, infections,...
  • UnitedHealth Group rolls out upbeat earnings outlook

    MINNEAPOLIS The financial drag from the federal health care overhaul should lessen in the coming years, as growth continues in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, Stephen Hemsley, the chief executive at UnitedHealth Group, said during a Tuesday investors...
  • 50,000 lives saved because of fewer hospital errors, officials say

    About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committed 17 percent fewer medical errors in 2013 than in 2010, government health officials said Tuesday. The lower rate of fatalities from poor care and mistakes was one of several "historic...
  • Obama's last chance to save his legacy

    Obama's last chance to save his legacy
    The mutiny started in West Virginia, and within four hours, Republicans had seized control of the U.S. Senate from President Barack Obama's Democratic Party. Ouch. Watching a national referendum on, well, himself unfold Tuesday night, Barack Obama saw...
  • Feds say Florida health care company used expats to bilk Medicare

    MIAMI Santiago B. Montoya, a 72-year-old Miami doctor, was the medical front man for a one-of-a-kind scam that raked in $25 million from Medicare for services provided to retired U.S. citizens living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, authorities...
  • Kerrey and Danforth: Don't wait another 20 years to fix Social Security

    A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started. We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...