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  • Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud
    The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering. Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
  • First look at 2015 Medicare plans

    First look at 2015 Medicare plans
    Medicare has released a sneak peek of what will be available in 2015. The new data, which the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Sept. 18, names the insurers that will be selling privately run HMO-style Medicare Advantage and...
  • Orlando Home Health Care: 12 Months Have Passed and Grandmother is Not the Same...Part I

    It’s that time of the year again. In the next few weeks, adult children and grandkids will be stopping by to visit an aging parent or grandparent. For a few, some of these holiday family visits are not very different from some of the weekly check-...
  • Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed

    Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed
    Federal agents were nearly three years into a massive Medicare fraud investigation of Sacred Heart Hospital when a doctor secretly cooperating with the FBI in early 2012 made a fatal mistake involving a patient, according to records revealed in court...
  • Crist's strip club problems

    Crist's strip club problems
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is blasting Democratic challenger Charlie Crist over $40,000 he accepted from a trio of South Florida strip club owners. Two of the three checks from Hallandale-based J.W. Lee Properties and Hollywood-based SB...
  • Don't let this article start a Medicare meme

    To the editor: David Lazarus' column on Medicare's supposed payment of $4,000 for a Salisbury steak served to a hospital patient is a nice example of the making of a journalistic myth, a bit like the accepted "fact" that the IRS targeted conservative...
  • Ambulance company sues federal investigators

    A Glendale-based ambulance company is claiming that its operators were targeted in a federal corruption investigation, during which the company was denied millions in Medicare funding because of their ethnicity and driven into bankruptcy, according to a...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare

    Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare
    Medicare has a zombie problem. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington

    Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington
    Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...