UnitedHealthcare Opens New Health Benefits Store in Los Angeles' Koreatown Fifth customer support center in California offers health education and other services to consumers with Medicare coverage, and benefit education to people enrolled...Show More Summary
Editor’s Note: This article has been amended to better reflect the legislative environment for Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE). Motley Fool apologizes for the error. Should you as an investor be giving for-profit hospices more than a casual glance? Some statistics indicate that might be a smart move: In 1983, less than 1% of all Medicare – [...]
You know how Texas Senator John Cornyn just hates, hates, hates government? But even worse how he hates people who get “entitlements” like social security and Medicare? Not so much in his own feedlot. Come to find out, the man is triple-dipping the government retirement teat. $48,807— is from the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. Show More Summary
It's old news that the U.S. is on an unsustainable fiscal path. As I explained earlier in June, the 2013 Trustees' Report, which looks at the financial situation of Medicare and Social Security, confirmed that, while the situation is not deteriorating as fast as it had in previous years, things are not looking up. Show More Summary
It is old news that the U.S. is on an unsustainable fiscal path. As I explained earlier in June, the 2013 Trustees' Report, which looks at the financial situation of Medicare and Social Security, confirmed that, while the situation is not deteriorating as fast as it had in previous years, things are not looking up. Show More Summary
By Mike Williams: Humana (HUM) is a healthcare company that primarily offers Medicare Advantage programs to its clients. MA programs fall under "part c" of Medicare coverage. Those enrolled in MA programs pay a premium to receive atShow More Summary
A federal judge struck down a 1979 injunction that had prevented Medicare payment information identifying individual physicians from being released to the public.
Good grief. First, NHS and health-care-rationing fan Dr. Donald Berwick was nominated to head Medicare. But because he likes health-care rationing, the Democrats didn't even hold a hearing on the nomination. President Obama then put him in the job via a recess appointment. That gig ended. Show More Summary
Don Berwick, who has served as administrator of U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs, formally announced his plans to run for governor of Massachusetts Monday.
Donald Berwick could not win approval from Senate Republicans as Medicare chief.
That is the essence of his column today warning liberals of sharp cuts to domestic discretionary spending (e.g. Head Start, education, infrastructure etc.) unless there are cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Hiatt uses the term "entitlements"...Show More Summary
In 2010, the American government passed the largest healthcare bill since Medicare. This new law, known as the Affordable Care Act, is set to reshape how Americans handle their health insurance and could open new insurance options for small businesses. While some parts of this bill are already in action, most of the major sections [...]
Incorrect enrollment information on physicians participating in Medicare can lead to doctors losing billing privileges and inaccurate information being posted on the Physician Compare website.
Solo practices and physicians approaching retirement age could become exempt from Medicare pay reductions if expanded hardship exemptions for EHR adoption are enacted.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently released its compiled data on what over 3,000 hospitals across the country charge for 100 of the most common discharge diagnostic codes under the diagnosis related group (DRG) system, and boy did the DRG really hit the fan. Liberals, economists, and band wagoners got all upset about the [...]
A Medicare payment-advisory panel said Friday that Congress should move to cut payments to hospitals for many services that can be provided at lower cost in doctors’ offices.
The financial penalties that Medicare imposes on hospitals with high rates of patient readmissions are too harsh for hospitals serving the poor and should be changed, according to a congressional advisory agency. Read full article >...
Sunday, CBS’ Sixty Minutes took a close look at Health Management Associates (HMA) a for-profit hospital chain that, according to its employees, has “relentlessly pressured its doctors to admit more and more patients—regardless of medical need—in order to raise revenues” … Continue reading ?