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  • Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial

     Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial
    Every 67 seconds a doctor shares the dread news with someone in America: You have Alzheimer's disease. Nearly 500,000 people who've heard that diagnosis call Florida home. Worse, expect the ranks of Floridians afflicted with the irreversible brain...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...
  • 44 Central Florida doctors got at least $1 million in Medicare money

    44 Central Florida doctors got at least $1 million in Medicare money
    Forty-four Central Florida doctors were each paid at least $1 million from Medicare in 2012, according to data released by the federal government. None of them was among the state's 20 highest-paid providers. However, two of the nation's highest...
  • DeLauro Proposing Bill Offering Patient Protections In Medicare Advantage Rules

    HAMDEN — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced Friday she will introduce legislation to tighten restrictions on insurers that sell Medicare Advantage plans, giving patients more advance notice when insurers change their physician networks. The...
  • Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says

    Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says
    The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the...
  • Medicare shows Illinois' biggest billing doctors

     Medicare shows Illinois' biggest billing doctors
    Dr. Alexander T. Kalk agreed in 2009 to surrender his license to practice medicine in Missouri in lieu of possible disciplinary action by that state. He set out for Texas but didn't stay long, according to public records. By 2011, Kalk had moved to...
  • Letters: Medicare payments analyzed

    Re "Medicare lifts the veil on payments," April 9 Wednesday's news that Medicare is making public Part B payments to doctors received mixed reviews. That's to be expected when healthcare's economic black box is pried open. Sadly, one doctor's full...
  • Experimental treatment repairs abdominal aortic aneurysms

    PITTSBURGH On-again, off-again stomach pain had bothered home remodeler Jerome Holiday for more than a year, but in January, it worsened to the point of slowing him down. "If I was up on a ladder, I would have to come down," the 59-year-old Pittsburgh...
  • Medicare's open books [Editorial]

    Medicare's open books  [Editorial]
    This week, America learned what the folks over on Security Boulevard already knew — there's a lot to be learned from Medicare accounting. Medicare paid out $77 billion to health care providers in 2012, according to the long-awaited data coming...
  • Medicare is big business in Hampton Roads

    Medicare is big business in Hampton Roads
    A bit more than half a penny out of every dollar Medicare pays to care for the nation's elderly flows to Hampton Roads doctors and other care-givers, but the first look in 35 years at what Washington pays individual providers shows the flow of money...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...