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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Genetic testing allows precision prescribing

    Genetic testing allows precision prescribing
    Personalized medicine is moving from the realm of the futuristic to the almost commonplace. A DNA cheek swab now allows scientists to determine how genetic differences cause people to have different responses to the same drug. And that information...
  • Newport News family practitioner launches personalized medical practice

    Newport News family practitioner launches personalized medical practice
    After almost 30 years at Oyster Point Family Practice in Newport News, board-certified family practitioner J. Drew O'Neal knows what's important to him and his patients. "Time is what matters. Doctors don't have the time to do what they want. They...
  • As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust

    As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust
    Baby boomers appear poised to leave their mark on yet another institution — the insurance industry — as they age into Medicare eligibility. The roughly 75 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are driving demand for Medicare Advantage,...
  • Savvy Senior: Choosing a home blood pressure monitor

    Savvy Senior: Choosing a home blood pressure monitor
    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer me any tips on choosing a home blood pressure monitor? I just found out I have high blood pressure, and my doctor told me I need a monitor for the house so I can keep an eye on it. — Shopping Around Dear Shopping,...
  • Former nursing home employee faces forgery, fraud charges

    A former employee at a southeastern Indiana nursing home faces charges alleging that she bilked the home's elderly residents out of nearly $10,000 in Medicare funds. Thirty-six-year-old Amy Haley was recently charged with two counts each of forgery and...
  • Florida cardiologist suspended from billing Medicare

    A Florida cardiologist who was the second-highest paid doctor in the U.S. by Medicare in 2012 has been suspended from the program. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services suspended Dr. Asad Qamar in March. Qamar is the founder of the Institute of...
  • Easton Hospital on list of highest chargers

    Easton Hospital on list of highest chargers
    Easton Hospital is among the worst hospitals in the country when it comes to marking up the cost of treatment for the uninsured, according to a new study. The hospital ranks 13th highest on a list of the 50 hospitals with the highest markups — or...