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  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • 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...
  • Gasp! RPOF accuses Dems of inaccurate ad

    TALLAHASSEE -- Much like in virtually every campaign since the dawn of television, the Republican Party of Florida today is sending a letter to television stations, complaining that an ad put up last week by the Florida Democratic Party "contains...
  • Ambulance bill takes senior for yearlong ride

     Ambulance bill takes senior for yearlong ride
    Just days after Bernita Klokner's family moved her from Florida back to the Midwest last May, the 97-year-old fell and broke her hip. After the ensuing surgery, Klokner was moved from a hospital in Milwaukee to a nearby rehabilitation center. The...
  • UnitedHealthcare To Drop 30 Doctors From Medicare Advantage Network In New Haven Area

    About 30 doctors in the New Haven area will be out of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage network starting July 1, leaving patients to find other clinicians or face higher out-of-network rates. UnitedHealthcare sent letters to an undisclosed number...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • 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 makes...
  • Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members

    Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members
    Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties

    761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties
    A quarter of the nation's hospitals in October will receive lower Medicare payments because their rates of patient complications are higher than their peers. Federal officials released a preliminary analysis in April scoring hospitals and provisionally...