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  • Relief needed from scam offering anti-pain cream

    It's a new year but because scamming people never gets old, here are warnings about a few new frauds that have surfaced recently. The first one follows a familiar script. It's a robocall, and it tells you that you have been selected to receive free pain...
  • Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide

    Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide
    Hospitals will pay for not meeting criteria to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Read which ones in Modern Healthcare: Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals For more health news, go to www.dailypress.com/health
  • Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare

    Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare
    Another health care company is being acquired in South Florida. Health insurance giant Anthem of Indianapolis said Monday it agreed to buy South Florida's Simply Healthcare Holdings, which provides managed-care plans for Floridians, mainly in...
  • Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated

    Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated
    Thousands of seniors on Medicare plans offered by Florida Healthcare Plus will need to pick new coverage next month. A circuit court judge in Tallahassee has ordered the Coral Gables-based company into receivership and liquidated by Jan. 1. Florida...
  • Easton Hospital settles health care fraud allegations for $662,000

    Easton Hospital has agreed to shell out $662,000 to settle allegations of health care fraud, according to a news release Monday from the federal government. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia contends Easton Hospital billed Medicare for...
  • The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it

    The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it
    Jan. 1 was a red-letter day for America's provision of healthcare to its poorest residents--and we do mean red. That was the expiration day of a two-year bump in Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians seeing Medicaid patients. The raise,...
  • Pharmacy syncing programs can help seniors keep track of their meds

    Pharmacy syncing programs can help seniors keep track of their meds
    Seniors on multiple medications may find that getting in sync keeps them healthier. Some South Florida pharmacies have started offering medication synchronization services — or med sync — as a better way to manage prescriptions instead of...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster

    When it was announced that more than $700 billion would be stripped from Medicare to help finance the Affordable Care Act, one wondered how that would affect the health care of seniors as well as those providing it. Well, wait no longer for the answer....
  • Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines

    Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines
    In a second round of fines related to the quality of certain performance measures instituted by the Affordable Care Act, three Riverside hospitals will take a 1 percent hit in Medicare reimbursements for the next fiscal year. The across-the-board...
  • Sen. Kaine introduces bill to negotiate Medicare prescription costs

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va, has introduced a new bill to overturn the non-interference clause that prevents the government from negotiating drug costs for Medicare. Such a bargaining tool has long been considered a way to reduce costs for the Medicare...