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  • Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices

    Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices
    When choosing a doctor who’s right for you, you don’t have to rely exclusively on a friend’s recommendation or a referral. Now you can check whether your medical provider practices similarly to his or her peers. ProPublica has...
  • When it comes to primary care, there's no place like a medical home

    Joe McDonald, 70, of Fairfax, Va., really likes his primary-care doctor. And it's no wonder. The retired finance manager can get same-day appointments at the Fairfax Family Practice, e-mail his physician or drop by the practice's walk-in clinic, even on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • U.S. prosecutors investigate Oregon's failed health insurance exchange

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
  • Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official

    Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official
    Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
  • 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...
  • Who will pay for your nursing home costs?

    Americans are living longer than ever, but that's not unequivocally good news. The longer you live, the more likely you will need long-term care. And paying for that care is not cheap or uncomplicated. Unfortunately, you cannot count on Medicare to cover...
  • Obamacare may prevail in court, but can it survive rising premiums?

    Obamacare may prevail in court, but can it survive rising premiums?
    A consistent theme in the legal challenges to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that Democrats in Congress or the Obama administration cheated in some way to enact or implement the law. The arguments go something like this: Congress...