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  • Why most seniors can't afford to pay more for Medicare

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Should seniors pay more for Medicare? Republicans think so; they have repeatedly called for replacing the current program with vouchers that would shift cost and risk to seniors. There's no doubt this is where Republicans will take us...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions. Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
  • Former bank director suspended after indictment

    A former director of OptimumBank Holdings has been suspended from working in the financial industry in Florida, after his indictment on federal health care fraud charges in Illinois. The Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued an emergency...
  • Day Kimball Hospital earns high quality rating

    A preliminary report issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicates that Day Kimball Hospital, part of the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) integrated system, has earned a "two" rating in the Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Oldies The Red Right Return band will play rock 'n' roll music from the 1960s and '70s at 12:30 p.m....
  • Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

    Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it
    Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility. The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age...
  • Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership

    Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership
    Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health on Tuesday said they are pursuing an affiliation that would create the second-largest hospital system in the state.   The systems have signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating...
  • Retirement and same-sex couples, a year after DOMA ruling

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Something big happened in the world of retirement benefits a year ago today: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The court's recognition of marriage equality has transformed life for many same-sex couples....
  • IPC The Hospitalist defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. lawsuit says

    The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
  • Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'

    Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'
    TALLAHASSEE -- After Gov. Rick Scott and his allies poured $14 million into ads since March, Florida Democrats are finally responding with a familiar line of attack: Medicare fraud. The Florida Democratic Party unveiled an ad buy Tuesday aimed at...