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  • Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse

    Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are using every wart, blemish and wrinkle — real or imagined — to paint a picture of the other guy that's so unflattering even his mother might think twice about voting for him. Propelled...
  • Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]

    Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]
    There is a growing demand for quality post-acute care in less expensive settings as a result of the increase in the number of aging Americans. Choosing the right center during a difficult time can be overwhelming and intimidating — I know from...
  • Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions

    Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions
    A suspended physician pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of fraudulently billing Medicare and prescribing drugs to patients he never examined. Sathish Narayanappa Babu of Bolingbrook entered the plea before Judge John J. Tharp, Jr. in federal court,...
  • Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor's office

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Sept. 4: One of the chief arguments for making health insurance, and therefore health care, accessible to more Americans is so that routine treatment can be obtained in the...
  • Obtaining health coverage when retiring outside U.S.

    Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there? — R.G. A: The best options for retiree coverage vary greatly depending on...
  • Glendale man heads to prison as part of fraud scheme

    A Glendale man was sentenced in a North Dakota courthouse on Wednesday to serve seven months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme defrauding Medicare. Last September, Hovakim David Mkhitarian pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his...
  • Doctor gets 6 months in jail in Medicare kickback scheme

    Doctor gets 6 months in jail in Medicare kickback scheme
    A longtime Little Village doctor was sentenced to 6 months in prison Wednesday for his role in an elaborate Medicare kickback scheme at a now-shuttered Chicago hospital. Dr. Subir Maitra, 74, became the first defendant sentenced in the alleged scheme at...
  • Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says

    Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says
    National healthcare spending will continue to rise in coming years, but at a slower rate than in the previous two decades, according to a government analysis of the nation’s $3-trillion healthcare tab. The report released Wednesday suggests that...
  • U.S. healthcare spending growth to slow further: government report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending is expected to grow more slowly in the coming decade as a sluggish economic recovery and higher cost sharing in private insurance plans limit demand for services, a government report released on Wednesday...
  • Rural hospitals pressured to close as healthcare system changes

    SAN FRANCISCO Sep 3 (Reuters) - In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. Within minutes, medics had taken the 68-year-old to the local hospital emergency room, less than a block from his house. "They checked me out real...
  • New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground
    More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia — people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare — have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical...