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  • Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed

    Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed
    Federal agents were nearly three years into a massive Medicare fraud investigation of Sacred Heart Hospital when a doctor secretly cooperating with the FBI in early 2012 made a fatal mistake involving a patient, according to records revealed in court...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Drug, device companies paid $3.5B to doctors, hospitals

    Drug, device companies paid $3.5B to doctors, hospitals
    The federal government reported Tuesday that doctors and teaching hospitals were paid $3.5 billion in the last five months of last year by companies that sell medical equipment and drugs. The newly public data cover 4.4 million payments, including...
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Congressional 'perks' under siege in midterm ads

    Flights home from Washington, D.C., a six-figure salary and the House gym: They're all perks of the congressional gig, right? They're also political collateral in more than a dozen House races this cycle. In political ad after ad, challengers are taking...
  • Doctor participates in new Medicare program

    Internal medicine physician Dr. Martha Rodriguez and her office are one of the first local offices to participate in a new Medicare coordination program designed to increase quality of care and lower health care costs. Called an Accountable Care...
  • 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...
  • Blame Scott, not Obama

    A letter writer recently took a jab at President Obama by blaming him for the Medicare doughnut hole for medication. Here's a quote about the Medicare doughnut hole from an AARP website dedicated to medical issues: "Because of the health care law...
  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
  • Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August

    Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first...