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3 hrs ago | Surety Bond Blog

Help that Lasts: Durable Medical Equipment

This post is an entry for our $25,000 scholarship contest. The post was created by Ross Doty and may not always reflect the views of JW Surety Bonds.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicine, Nursing

7 hrs ago | The Times Bulletin

Taylor urges Ohioans to prepare for Medicare open enrollment

INFORMATION SUBMITTED COLUMBUS A free Ohio Department of Insurance educational program that helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year will be holding events across Ohio to help consumers better understand their options.

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Related Topix: Health, Ohio, Health Insurance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Business Journal

Health-care exec guilty in insurance fraud scheme

Daniel K. Lane , Jr. pled guilty to conspiring to commit healthcare fraud for filing fraudulent claims with Blue Cross Blue Shield , Medicare and other insurers.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine

Daily Kos

New ad exposes Iowa Republican Joni Ernst's plans for Medicare

The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is hitting Joni Ernst, Iowa's Republican Senate candidate, with a new ad on Medicare that answers a deceptive ad Ernst put out earlier in the week touting her support for the program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Health, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

The Washington Post

For the second straight cycle, Dems place bet on Medicare

It's widely accepted as incontrovertible fact that the politics of health care this cycle are nothing but a disaster for Democrats.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Paul Ryan, Representative Tom Cotton

The Washington Post

Americaa s real ice bucket challenge

I'm just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Ferguson, MO, Health, Opinion

Health Data Management

CMS Open Payments System Broken Again

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Aug. 28 that it will once again shut down the Open Payments System, a new database disclosing financial relationships between physicians and drug and device manufacturers.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Insurance News Net

Does Medicare Advantage Spell Doom For Traditional Fee-For-Service?

This year is turning out to be something of a watershed for Medicare Advantage health plan enrollment, so it's worth asking if the program could one day become more popular than traditional Medicare's fee-for-service model.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

California Hospitals Get Boost in Race Against Federal Healthcare Deadline

California hospitals struggling to meet the federal government's public health reporting requirements, in advance of a looming deadline, have finally caught a break.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

TwinCities

GOP governor gets OK to expand Medicaid

Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to agree to expansion under the president's health care law.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Health Insurance, Jan Brewer

SFGate

More beds planned for psych patients in Vegas

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Health, Medicaid, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Science / Technology

WSOCTV

Documents: Hospital put in 'jeopardy' after alleged sex assault

Documents confirm a hospital in Hamlet was placed on "immediate jeopardy" status because of alleged sexual assault there.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Daily Kos

Move over deficit fetishists, there's a new Medicare narrative in town

Deficit fetishists are going to have to change their script, as Medicare is turning out to be better and better news for the economy all the time.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches

Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/08/28/consumers-deal-with-insurance-deadline-site-glitches/14725829/ Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

American Thinker

Oxygen-Supplying Businessman Forced to Sell Property

A Chesterfield, Virginia County businessman is selling his 400-acre farm in a last-ditch effort to keep his medical supply company from going under.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Randy Forbes, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chesterfield, VA, 9, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Feds: Parkland safety failure led to broken bones in older patient

Sandra Mercado, 71, broke bones in her ankle as workers tried to transfer her from a wheelchair to a bed.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Dallas, TX

WBNS

Medicare Funding Changes May Affect ALS Patient Needs

Ben Thimmes was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. Like many other patients, he uses a speech generation device - or SGD - to help with a variety of daily tasks, things we take for granted like email and environmental controls.

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Business Journal

Former Abington Hospital employee files whistleblower suit

A former Abington Memorial Hospital employee said she was terminated earlier this year as retaliation for her whistleblowing the alleged practice of submitting false claims for Medicare reimbursement, according to a lawsuit she filed at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Health

The Daily Caller

The Entitlement Spending Tsunami

The Congressional Budget Office today released its periodic update to the federal government's spending and revenue projections.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicaid, Health, US News, Conservative Political News

Forbes.com

Looking Beyond Medicare's Nursing Home Ratings: What To Know Before Picking a Facility

I am author of the book "Caring for Our Parents" and resident fellow at The Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy.

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Related Topix: Health, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Medicine, Nursing, Business News

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