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  • U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring

    U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring
    The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba. Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found. Law enforcement...
  • Medicare 'quality indicators' diverge from quality care

    Medicare 'quality indicators' diverge from quality care
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this week that, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare would be taking drastic steps to assure that doctors are paid not for visits and procedures, but rather for the value of their...
  • Medicare unveils timetable for changing how it pays doctors, hospitals

    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform the way the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals in the next four years, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than just do more....
  • Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

    Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report
    Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was...
  • More on IRA minimum distributions and tax liability

    I got a lot of great responses to my recent column on individual retirement accounts. Several people, in particular, wrote in with questions about IRA minimum distributions, which must be taken each year after age 70 1/2. So I called Jamie Hopkins,...
  • Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals

    Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals
    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those...
  • Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud

    Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud
    The former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric hospital was sentenced Monday for his role in a $67 million health care fraud scheme, records show. Christopher Gabel, 62, of Davie, was sentenced to six years in federal prison and...
  • A risky cut to Medicaid

    Of all the major spending cuts Gov. Larry Hogan proposed in his budget, the easiest one for him politically may be the $160 million he's seeking to trim out of the Medicaid program. The reason is not just the cynical one, that Medicaid is a Democratic...
  • Mayo: What costs $29.99 to $438? Same darn pills

    Mayo: What costs $29.99 to $438? Same darn pills
    How could a product sell for $438 in one store and $29.99 a few blocks away? It's a mystery that retired dentist Robert Fradkin is still trying to figure out. "It boggles my mind," said Fradkin, 77, of Delray Beach. "It just goes to show how screwed...
  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments. Few did,...
  • UnitedHealth Group Earnings Up On Growth In Medicare, Medicaid

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Wednesday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth driven largely by Medicaid and Medicare customers. The company reported earnings of $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per diluted...