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  • House calls, once a luxury, now make business sense for Riverside in Hampton Roads

    House calls, once a luxury, now make business sense for Riverside in Hampton Roads
    Dr. Teresa McConaughy opened the hatch of her SUV, pulled out a blue bag on rollers, and headed up the driveway in a York County subdivision. She knocked on the door and waited a while, concerned her arrival wouldn't be heard over the music playing...
  • What Medicare Advantage?

    There has been a lot of confusion over what Medicare Advantage plans are and the cuts proposed under Obamacare. Medicare Advantage plans were created about 10 years ago because some thought private insurers could provide Medicare coverage better and...
  • Fla. study endorses proton therapy for prostate cancer

    Fla. study endorses proton therapy for prostate cancer
    A new study by the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute revealed that the vast majority of prostate cancer patients were living cancer-free five years after proton beam treatments. There has been intense debate over the past few years as to...
  • ConnectiCare Edges Out UnitedHealthcare For Top Spot In Medicare Advantage

    ConnectiCare Inc. narrowly edged out UnitedHealthcare this month to become the largest insurer of Medicare Advantage customers in Connecticut. "We've been chasing them," ConnectiCare President Michael Wise said. "We've been growing and closing in on them...
  • Alleged Medicare scheme involving Glendale man unfolds

    A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L’ Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CHOICES Volunteer Needed

    The Town of Bolton is looking for a volunteer to become a CHOICES counselor. CHOICES is part of a national network of programs that offer free objective and confidential counseling, education and assistance to people with Medicare. There is a great need...
  • Same-sex couples can now apply for Medicare, Sebelius announced Thursday

    Same-sex couples can now apply for Medicare, Sebelius announced Thursday
     U.S. Health and Human Services issued a statement Thursday saying that thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that deemed part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex couples who might have been ineligible can now apply for...
  • Feds Squeeze Medicare Advantage

    For the faithful Democratic voters who read the front-page story "Policy Shift Hits Insurers" [March 31], I can only remind you of the president's promise that you can keep your health plan and your doctor. I am sure that the blame for cuts to...
  • State and federal officials warn state Medicare beneficiaries about diabetes scam

    State and federal officials warn state Medicare beneficiaries about diabetes scam
    State and federal officials are warning Virginia residents about a telemarketing scam targeting Medicare recipients  with diabetes. The Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol Program -- which is funded by the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health ...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • Letters: Another view of Medicare

    Re "Bickering over Medicare," Editorial, March 27 Your assertion that the Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, represents only "paper savings" is not supported by the actual history of the SGR and "doc fixes" enacted by Congress. Though it is...