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  • Social Security Q&A: What are the different parts of Medicare?

    Q: I will rely on Medicare when I retire. Can you explain the different parts of Medicare? A: The different parts of Medicare cover your specific needs. There are four parts, all of which work in tandem to deliver healthcare services. Part A...
  • No bond decision for doctor charged with Sen. Menendez

    A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was sent back to jail for another two weeks Monday as a judge tried to ensure he couldn't flee if released on bond. Defense attorneys for Dr. Salomon Melgen remained...
  • Medicare panel: Ease rehab coverage for seniors

    A panel that advises Congress on Medicare policy says the government should make it easier for seniors to get covered for rehab after a short hospital stay. MedPAC said in a report Monday that Congress should revamp a rule that says to qualify for...
  • Uber-volunteer enjoys getting paid in hugs and smiles

    Uber-volunteer enjoys getting paid in hugs and smiles
    Bruce Morgenstern was thrilled the first time he was able to use his AARP discount. He'd signed up as soon as he celebrated the Big 5-0. A few weeks after his birthday, Morgenstern was in a North Carolina Denny's on its senior discount day. The...
  • Vast data warehouse raises HealthCare.gov privacy concerns

    A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common. A government privacy assessment dated Jan. 15 says data "is...
  • Anthem, other health insurers are eyeing consolidation

    Anthem, other health insurers are eyeing consolidation
    Another consolidation wave may be coming to the health insurance industry with Anthem Inc. playing a major role. Analysts have pegged Anthem as one of three potential bidders for Humana Inc., which is prized for its big presence in the Medicare...
  • Derby Pain Clinic Medical Director Fined $7,500 By Med Board

    The medical director of a pain clinic in Derby was reprimanded and fined $7,500 on Tuesday by the state Medical Examining Board for writing prescriptions for patients based on assessments of their appearance or behavior conducted by unlicensed medical...
  • Miami home health company to pay $17M in Medicare scam

    A Miami home health company has agreed to pay $17 million for allegedly paying doctors to refer Medicare patients. Department of Justice officials said Tuesday that the settlement with Hebrew Homes Health Network Inc. is the largest involving alleged...
  • Healthcare, drug stocks surge, but at what cost?

    I recommend that most people hold their common stock investments primarily in no-load, diversified index funds with low management fees. I do, however, invest in sector funds in certain circumstances. For example, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds...
  • Health insurance giants are in a frenzied search for merger partners

    Health insurance giants are in a frenzied search for merger partners
    The nation's biggest health insurers are speed-dating one another, searching for a partner worthy of a multibillion-dollar merger. Anthem Inc. and other industry giants are flush with cash and eager to swallow up competitors as they increasingly vie for...
  • Federal report misleading on cost of Medicare Part D

    A new federal report misleadingly estimates the cost of the Medicare Part D program at $103 billion. That figure is bunk. Nonetheless, it will give President Barack Obama more ammunition for his assault on Part D a program that provides affordable...