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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...
  • Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners

    Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners
    Newport Beach oncologist Minh Nguyen woke up Wednesday wearing a dubious distinction: Medicare's highest-paid doctor in California and one of the top physicians nationwide. Some of his patients and fellow physicians immediately called him wanting an...
  • Medicare payments: 14 Peninsula doctors paid more than $1 million

    Medicare payments: 14 Peninsula doctors paid more than $1 million
    Medicare data released by the federal government Wednesday show that 14 doctors on and around the Peninsula each received more than $1 million for treating the elderly in 2012. Seven of the 14 were connected to one oncology group, two were with the same...
  • Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

    UnitedHealthcare's decision last fall to drop thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut and across the country has spurred Medicare officials to improve protections for seniors who lose their doctors. The new measures were...