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  • Former whistleblower attacks Florida governor over healthcare fraud

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - An accountant who became an FBI whistleblower in a Medicare fraud investigation against a hospital chain spoke out on Monday, saying the company's former chief executive, Florida Governor Rick Scott, must have known about...
  • 10/6: Business events

    Chamber East Lake County: Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m. third Saturday, Lisa's Kountry Café, 23911 State Road 46, Sorrento. Details: http://www.elcchamber.com or 352-383-8801. West Orange: networking groups, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Mimi's Cafe, 3130 Daniels...
  • Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions
    Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of...
  • Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

    Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed
    Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
  • Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit

    Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit
    Humana Inc, which manages private Medicare and individual Obamacare insurance plans, said on Monday it has integrated its consumer health application with Apple Inc's HealthKit. The move, the first announced by a major insurer, enables Humana customers...
  • Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals

    Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford's doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. But Crawford, along...
  • Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals
    Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013. The...
  • Price of medications makes blood pressure rise

     Price of medications  makes blood pressure rise
    This one is one way off the beaten path. It is a true story of how a blood pressure medication I have been taking for years became a generic drug, and in the process its price increased almost 50 percent. The story starts about 90 days ago, when I...
  • How to choose the best rehab facility

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - This summer, I had the arduous and rushed task of picking a rehabilitation center for my dad, as post-operative complications left him too ill to return home at the time, yet the hospital was keen to discharge him. This is an...
  • Simple moves can help cut your health care costs: Part 1 of 2 parts

    No matter how you get 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 you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Medical industry paid billions to doctors, hospitals last year, data show

    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other financial ties from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to data the federal government revealed...