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  • Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

    Suit filed in South Florida claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M
    The nation's largest supplier of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in South Florida. Three former...
  • Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M

    Suit: AIDS foundation scammed feds of $20M
    FORT LAUDERDALE — The nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in a $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Three former managers...
  • Too many cancer patients forced to make harrowing choice: death or financial ruin

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, April 7: For too many cancer patients in our broken system, treatment comes down to a harrowing choice: death or financial ruin. Prescription drug costs for new cancer...
  • Aetna Aims For LGBT Community With Targeted Marketing Test

    Aetna is urging gay customers to "be proud" — and consider buying its coverage — as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to. The nation's third-...
  • Aetna Fined $1M After Thousands Complain About Erroneous Pharmacy Network

    Aetna Fined $1M After Thousands Complain About Erroneous Pharmacy Network
    Aetna has been penalized $1 million by federal Medicare officials after thousands of people complained about the nearly 6,900 pharmacies the insurer listed as in-network when they were really out of network. The 6,887 pharmacies were listed as in-network...
  • Menendez same-day service seen upending his just friends defense

    NEWARK, N.J. For federal prosecutors, the timing of favors by Sen. Robert Menendez will be the key to their bribery case against him. No mentions of videotapes or explicit e-mails showing a quid pro quo between Menendez and Salomon Melgen, a Florida...
  • Californians increasingly visiting hospital ERs for non-injury care

    Californians increasingly visiting hospital ERs for non-injury care
    Californians are increasingly likely to visit a hospital emergency room for complex medical problems rather than an injury, according to new research. Although hospital emergency departments, or EDs, were once known as "accident rooms," a review of...
  • Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool

    Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. It's "the first real entitlement reform in decades," says House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, using Washington...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court ruling look bad

    Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court  ruling look bad
    In the Supreme Court's landmark 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court declared that corporate independent political expenditures are protected free speech under the First Amendment and cannot be constrained. The court...
  • Among Most Prolific Drug Prescribers In U.S., CT Nurse Surrenders Licenses

    A Derby nurse practitioner whose prolific prescribing of potent narcotics was the subject of a February story by C-HIT has surrendered her state and federal licenses to prescribe controlled substances and is the subject of an "open investigation" by the...
  • How bill awaiting congressional OK achieves Medicare savings

    Details of how the bipartisan bill rewriting Medicare reimbursement of doctors, awaiting congressional approval this month, would squeeze savings from the health care program for the elderly: AMOUNT OF MEDICARE PREMIUMS —Current law: Most people...