1 hr ago | The Grant County Beat
Editor's Note: In case you have, as I have, been wondering exactly how Sole Community Provider funding works, here's an article explaining it.
5 hrs ago | Northwest Herald
A Centegra Hospital-McHenry surgical team performs a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Hospitals serving McHenry County charge wildly different prices for the same treatment, according to figures released by the federal government for the first time last week.
9 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com
After years of increasing health care costs, the outlook is improving for seniors worried about paying their medical bills during retirement.
14 hrs ago | The Tennessean
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released nationwide information on hospital charges for the 100 most common diagnosis groups for Medicare inpatients performed in hospitals.
16 hrs ago | El Paso Times
In the budget battle in Washington, President Obama has advocated eliminating what he terms "subsidies to prescription-drug companies." In fact, they are not subsidies at all.
Most Americans voted for President Obama because they wanted an advocate for the Middle Class and poor.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the average prices charged by 3,300 hospitals in the 2011 budget year for services provided during the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays.
May 8, 2013 - Now that the federal government is building health insurance Marketplaces in 34 states, the question is: Will customers come? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , the government division overseeing the roll out of the new Marketplaces, is getting ready.
Falling closely in line with the Obama administration's analysis last month, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the policies in President Barack Obama 's fiscal 2014 budget proposal would reduce Medicare spending by about $364 billion over 10 years, compared with the administration's estimate of $371 billion.
Dominican Hospital is doing slightly better than the national average in treating Medicare patients with a heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia and avoiding a costly return to the emergency room.
A new Medicare program that punishes hospitals with high patient readmission rates is forcing administrators to reach out and improve how patients are cared for, even after they're wheeled out the hospital doors.
Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.
If there is one problem that symbolizes the ongoing national healthcare emergency, it is the rampant price gouging in the healthcare industry that continues to price too many Americans out of access to care and into financial ruin.
White Plains, NY May 17, 2013 - The state of New York has several major public health insurance programs, including Medicaid, commonly known as "Regular Medicaid." While Regular Medicaid in New York offers extensive health care services including: dental care; diagnostic testing; home care; hospitalization; mental health support; out-patient care ... (more)
For boomers who haven't crossed the Medicare road yet, that moment is likely coming: You must be enrolled in Medicare at age 65 and can actually sign up as early as three months before your 65th birthday, assuming you're eligible for the federal health insurance program .