| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for...
| May 31, 2014
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday announced cable TV ads in the Inland Empire district.
Both ads accentuate the positive in a race that has become increasingly competitive.
In her ad, Colton...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Cigna Corp. reported first-quarter earnings significantly above analysts' expectations, as the company said it better managed company expenses and medical costs.
Net income for the quarter $528 million, or $1.92 per share, compared with $57 million ,or...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
– Gov. Rick Scott visited a senior center Tuesday to warn about cuts he said Obamacare is forcing in a popular version of the Medicare health program and to collect their horror stories.
What he found was a satisfied group with few complaints....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:37 PM
As the head of one of the fastest-growing hospice and nursing home networks in the state, Seth Gillman often talked about his mission of improving the quality of care for those in the final stages of life.
“Give patients everything they need, even...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
A southwest suburban doctor has been charged with dispensing prescription medications illegally and fraudulently billing Medicare, according to federal authorities.
Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 47, of Bolingbrook, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area.
Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
| Feb 2, 2014
Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes.
Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...