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  • Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

    Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud
    The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say Alpha Diagnostics owner Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore created...
  • Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients

    University of Florida researchers have found a correlation between Medicare and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that affects as many as 30,000 Americans each year — often causing death or long-...
  • 115,000 to lose health insurance on missed Obamacare deadline

    115,000 to lose health insurance on missed Obamacare deadline
    About 115,000 people, including 4,000 in Illinois, will lose their health insurance at the end of the month because they missed a deadline to prove they are legally in the United States, federal officials said Monday. Despite making up to a dozen...
  • Shortage of in-home dialysis solution has patients worried

    Shortage of in-home dialysis solution has patients worried
    Unlike the hundreds of thousands of Americans who drive several times a week to a dialysis center, Joanna Galeas relies on an increasingly popular at-home alternative to treat her kidney failure. Galeas, a 30-year-old Los Angeles resident, is among tens...
  • Politics is a dirty game

    It's going to be a long two months with the same TV ads running every 15 minutes. The Rick Scott campaign is running one that says Charlie Crist was for sale since he was the Republican governor during the Scott Rothstein era. Since he was a Republican at...
  • Medicare information

    CANTERBURY- The Canterbury Public Library presents "Take the Mystery Out of Medicare." A representative from Senior Resources Agency on Aging will explain the paths to Medicare coverage on Monday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event is free, but...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their childish campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican...
  • Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal

    Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal
    One of the key things state officials will be watching, if they get a federal OK to add roughly 20,000 people with serious mental illnesses to the Medicaid rolls, is whether covering relatively inexpensive primary care doctors' services and mental...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor's office

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Sept. 4: One of the chief arguments for making health insurance, and therefore health care, accessible to more Americans is so that routine treatment can be obtained in the...