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News on Medicare continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

Exclusive: Baptist Beaumont at risk of losing Medicare/Medicaid program

The Medicare and Medicaid program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital is at risk of being terminated after an incident that occurred at the hospital's Behavioral Health Center.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Beaumont, TX

6 hrs ago | The Kingman Daily Miner

Arizona Medicaid changes may not survive

A proposal that could force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance is on its way to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration after the House gave final approval to Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin's bill on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News

10 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Kansas Moves to Protect Seniors from Obamacare Cuts to Medicare

Kathleen Sebelius' home state of Kansas has become the front line in the battle over Obamacare, with conservatives fighting to preserve Medicare and local control over health care policy while Democrats try to end both.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Kansas Government, Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Health Care Policy, AARP

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Ambulance rides top Medicare costs

The cost of health care will become clearer as we dig into reams of Medicare payment data released this month.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Breaking down the Medicare millions to physicians, and what you can do about it

In 1979, a judge ruled that money paid by the government to physicians was not a matter of public record.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Alabama, Medicaid, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Big Medicare payouts make sense

Recent reports about individual doctors getting over a million dollars a year in Medicare payments raised a lot of eyebrows.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Macular Degeneration, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

No looking backward [Commentary]

Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act .

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Opinion

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Hospice owner, manager charged with Medicare fraud

A hospice in Chandler, its owner and the general manager have been charged in a 39-count federal indictment with defrauding Medicare.

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Related Topix: Health

Proctor Journal

Health/Wellness

Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Minnetonka, MN, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

The Hartford Courant

UnitedHealth says first-quarter profit fell on reform costs

UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit fell due to costs and taxes related to the national healthcare reform law as well as government cuts to private Medicare funding.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Ansonia, CT

National Journal

Study: Cuts to Medicare Advantage Top $1,500 Per Senior

Obamacare's Medicare Advantage cuts will lead to benefit reductions of about $1,500 per beneficiary, according to a new analysis from a conservative think tank.

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Related Topix: Health

Business Journal

Study shows the economy is trillions of dollars stronger because...

An influx of women, particularly mothers, entering the full-time workforce over the past three decades has significantly bolstered the national economy, according to a recent study.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Medicaid

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Noozhawk

David Sayen: Choosing a Medicare-Certified Hospital That's Best for You

Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn't it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Hospital Compare contains a wealth of information on how well hospitals perform certain surgeries ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine

WTEN-TV Albany

Candidate backs Massachusetts "single payer" plan

Berwick, who served for 17 months as head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, praised President Obama's health care law and the 2006 Massachusetts law that helped inspire it.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

WLBT-TV Jackson

Senior Citizens Prefer People To Machines When Making Medicare Inquiries

It's a system that's supposed to save seniors money in prescription drugs. But Medicare Part D is drawing mixed reactions from Medicare applicants and legislators alike.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Politics, Anne Northup, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ben Chandler, Democrat, Medicaid, Kent Conrad, US Senate

Lucianne.com

Feds Begin Fingerprinting High Risk Medicare Providers and Suppliers

Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Los Altos Town Crier

How to protect yourself against Medicare gaps

Your original Medicare insurance covers a wide variety of health services, from flu shots to hospital stays and hospice care.

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Related Topix: Health

Philly.com

Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule

The Einstein Healthcare Network joined in two civil lawsuits against Medicare administrators alleging that a new rule on what qualifies as an inpatient hospital admission is arbitrary and should be dropped and that a related 0.2 percent cut in Medicare payments to hospitals should be revoked.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NEWS.com.au

'Medicare like a 1970s Kingswood'

OUR public hospitals and Medicare are as "archaic" as a Holden Kingswood and need major reform, Health Minister Peter Dutton says.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Australia, Oceania, World News

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