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  • Beware Obamacare scams as sign-up deadline nears

    Beware Obamacare scams as sign-up deadline nears
    With the deadline to have health insurance just days away, don't let yourself be scammed as the pressure mounts to sign up for coverage or face a government fine. Monday is the deadline for people to have signed up for health insurance or face a penalty...
  • Brevard oncologist loses $89M Medicare fraud judgment

    Brevard oncologist loses $89M Medicare fraud judgment
    A Brevard County doctor, Wasfi Makar, was hit with an $89 million judgment on Wednesday in a whistleblower Medicare fraud case. For almost 20 years, Makar ran the American Cancer Treatment Centers in Rockledge and Titusville, which are now apparently...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?

    Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?
    WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • In defense of single payer

    I would suggest that Dr. Richard F. Corlin's letter did readers a disservice by suggesting that the problems at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are proof that a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S. won't work. ("Fix the VA," Letters, May...
  • CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]

    CT scans for nonsmoking women could save lives [Commentary]
    The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of 16 medical experts appointed by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently recommended that former and current smokers, ages 55 to 80, receive annual CT scans to test...
  • Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations

    Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations
    Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for...
  • UnitedHealthcare To Drop 30 Doctors From Medicare Advantage Network In New Haven Area

    About 30 doctors in the New Haven area will be out of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage network starting July 1, leaving patients to find other clinicians or face higher out-of-network rates. UnitedHealthcare sent letters to an undisclosed number...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...