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  • Doctor charged in Menendez case is arrested on new Medicare fraud offenses

    MIAMI Charged just weeks ago in a political corruption case with a U.S. senator, West Palm Beach eye doctor Salomon Melgen was arrested late Tuesday on new Medicare fraud offenses involving more than $190 million in billing to the taxpayer-funded program....
  • Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits

    Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits
    Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would...
  • Assembly speaker: Increasing SeniorCare fees 'reasonable'

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says increasing SeniorCare fees would be reasonable since they're so modest as lawmakers revise Gov. Scott Walker's budget. The governor's spending plan calls for requiring enrollees in the popular prescription drug program...
  • NC alcohol, drug abuse center to withdraw from Medicaid

    A Greenville substance abuse center run by the state will no longer get Medicaid and Medicare funds for inpatient drug and alcohol treatment because of rules preventing such billing. But the state says the center's patients won't be affected. The state...
  • Amendment curbs bolster momentum for Medicare doctors bill

    Curbs on amendments and a desire to resolve an issue that has long plagued lawmakers added momentum Monday to Senate leaders' push toward final congressional approval of legislation reshaping how Medicare reimburses doctors. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.,...
  • 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break

    Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for...
  • How should we pay doctors under Medicare?

    In recent weeks, reform legislation that proposes to change how Medicare pays physicians drew much attention. The prod to action was the imminent expiring of the present fee schedule. For many years, Congress had failed to reach agreement about the...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and...
  • Covering the Bases: You can file an exception for medicine not on drug plan

    I just settled into my new Part D drug plan for 2015. I recently visited my doctor and was prescribed a medicine that is not included on the formulary for my Part D drug plan. What can I do? You have a few options. If you do not already have a copy of...
  • Teaching hospitals may benefit from Schumer's likely ascension

    Teaching hospitals have an ally in New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and are likely to benefit if, as expected, he becomes the Senate's next Democratic leader. Schumer could leverage his newfound influence in Congress to increase medical education...