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

1 hr ago | Investopedia

Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

Maybe you're getting close to 65 yourself or simply want to understand how Medicare works, so that you can help a family member or friend.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Medicine, Nursing, Social Security, Personal Finance, Long Term Care

1 hr ago | PennLive.com

The debt crisis was invented to attack Social Security, Medicare: Paul Krugman

For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Medical News

Viewpoints: 'Entitlement meltdown;' improving Medicare Advantage; 'sloppy work habits' at CDC

The Wall Street Journal : Heading Off The Entitlement Meltdown Each day, 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Employment / Labor Law

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Northwestern MutualVoice: Risks In Retirement: Don't Forget About Health Care Costs

What's the biggest risk to your financial security in retirement? Whenever I ask that question, what I hear most often is that people are concerned about whether or not their money will last.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Long Term Care, Health, Health Insurance, Nursing

11 hrs ago | Middlesboro Daily News

WellCare responds to negative allegationsJuly 22nd | 0

On Monday, representatives from WellCare released a statement to the Daily News in reference to some allegations made by local hospital CEOs during State Auditor Adam Edelen's forum for rural hospitals.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Middlesboro, KY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Common Dreams

With New Obamacare Rulings, One Thing Is Certain: We Need Medicare for All for Life

It makes me crazy to see the latest news about a Federal Court striking down the tax credits offered on the Federal Affordable Care Act health exchanges because I know the media commentators will go crazy analyzing the politics of it all.

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Related Topix: Health, US News, Liberal Political News

The Cuero Record, Cuero, Texas

CCH earns Bronze Award for quality patient care

Cuero Community Hospital has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award from TMFA Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.

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Related Topix: Cuero, TX, Health

WCHS-TV Charleston

Medicare Workshop Offers Information, Expert Consultation

Kaylin Searles, Kenney Barnette Reported: Jul. 22, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 22, 2014 4:22 PM EDT Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia Cabell Huntington Hospital Senior Services hosted its free monthly Medicare workshop Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Health, Huntington, WV, Cabell County, WV

Evening Sun

York County's Memorial Hospital is among 700 nationwide facing Medicare cuts due to low ratings

A federal review program could reduce Medicare funds to more than 700 hospitals nationwide, including York County's Memorial Hospital, after preliminary assessments left them with a bad rating.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Sunherald.com

Medical code workers testify against Texas doctor

The Dallas Morning News reports Norma Longley testified Monday that she balked at changing billing codes for Renaissance Hospital Terrell patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

InformationWeek

Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If

So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

The American Journal of Managed Care

Drug Plan Design Incentives Among Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Jesse B. Dalton, MA; Michael E. Chernew, PhD; and Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans and standalone prescription drug plans face different incentives for plan design resulting from the scope of covered benefits .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Dalton, MA

Medical News Today

Home coaching visit decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brown University

St. Cloud Times

Lend a hand in Central MinnesotaLend a hand in Central...

Lend a hand in Central Minnesota Volunteer at Mississippi River event, or help Walk Across the World.

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Related Topix: Stearns County, MN, Rice, MN, Health, Health Insurance

The Motley Fool

Revenue Up 27%: Time to Buy Athenahealth Stock?

If there's one certainty in health care it's that someday everyone's patient record will be filed and shared electronically rather than stored in metal cabinets.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Herald Gazette

My mistake, yes, you cannot vote here in Maine. Can't say I am unhappy with that news.

I don't do politics. Common sense dictates that if you want to keep a friend you don't discuss two topics with them: Religion and Politics.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health

WALA

mobile-infirmary

Mobile based Infirmary Health System Inc., two IHS-affiliated clinics and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying or receiving financial inducements in connection with claims to the Medicare program, according to the U.S. Justice ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Health, Saraland, AL

Gilmer Mirror

AMAC Applauds Introduction of SAVE Medicare Home Healthcare Act

Securing Access Via Excellence Medicare Home Health Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance

The Hill

Defending Big Pharma

For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Medicaid

InformationWeek

Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan

Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.

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Related Topix: Medicaid

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