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  • US lawmakers said to seek $200 billion Medicare fee changes

    WASHINGTON The doctors who treat Medicare patients would avoid a cut in their government reimbursements under a proposal to be presented to U.S. House members next week, according to Republican and Democratic aides. The bipartisan $200 billion...
  • Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial

     Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial
    Chicago podiatrist Dr. Shanin Moshiri was meeting with an administrator at Sacred Heart Hospital two years ago to collect what prosecutors allege was his monthly $2,000 kickback for referring Medicare patients to the West Side facility. Moshiri was...
  • House leaders looking for deal to halt Medicare payment cuts

    Aides to top House Republicans and Democrats are trying to negotiate a bipartisan compromise to permanently revamp a law that annually threatens cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, including a 21 percent reduction set to take effect April 1. As part of...
  • Matteson nurse charged with Medicare fraud

    A Matteson man who operates two nursing agencies has been charged with health care fraud for allegedly billing for skilled-nursing services that did not qualify for Medicare and involved patients obtained through illegal payments for referrals, federal...
  • Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss

    Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss
    As the owner and a dentist at Winter Park Family Dentistry and Maitland Family Dentistry, Ramzi Matar knows while taking care of one’s teeth is important at all ages, those who are 50 and older can be at a higher risk for gum disease and other...
  • Report: Rural hospitals get billions in extra Medicare funds

    A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say. Most patients could...
  • Older Americans Act limps along at 50, stressing local and state agencies

    WASHINGTON This year marks a half-century since Congress created the Older Americans Act, the major vehicle for delivering social and nutrition services to people over 60. But there's little to celebrate on the golden anniversary of the law that helps...
  • Senator Menendez, amid probe, says he's honest, law-abiding

    Amid a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez insists he has always been honest in his more than 20 years in Congress and says he is "not going anywhere" even as a person familiar with the matter says he's expected to face criminal charges soon....
  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal...
  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...