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WASHINGTON (AP) — A report from Congressional investigators says tens of thousands of Medicare recipients received prescriptions from multiple doctors for 14 frequently abused medications in 2008. A Medicare recipient in Georgia got prescriptions...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent panel created under President Barack Obama's health care law to control excessive increases in Medicare costs is drawing heavy fire from Republicans. It's called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and nearly...
Tags: Washington, DC, Barack Obama, Politics, Justice System, Lobbying
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An Illinois man has pleaded guilty in Rhode Island to charges he shipped unwanted penis enlargers to diabetes patients as part of a Medicare fraud scheme. Gary Winner on Thursday admitted to four charges stemming from the...
Tags: Diabetes, Corporate Crime, Fraud, Health, Government Health Care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Unlike older drugs, the medications come as pills and do not have to be administered at a clinic. But a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare officials say they will likely pay for a prostate cancer drug that extends life about four months at a price of $93,000 per patient. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid says the biotech drug met its criteria as a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study on Medicare shows its complexity makes it hard to make changes without causing ripple effects elsewhere in the system. The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says raising the eligibility age to 67, as is being...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says next year should see the first Social Security cost of living increase since 2009. But for most beneficiaries, rising Medicare premiums threaten to wipe out any increase in payments. About 45 million people...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize Medicare, months after they hammered Democrats for cutting the program. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is testing support for his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients could see a sizable new out-of-pocket charge for home health visits if Congress follows through on a recommendation issued Thursday by its own advisory panel. Until now, home health visits from nurses and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will no longer be any reference to end-of-life counseling in the ground rules for Medicare's new annual checkup. A White House official today revealed the latest shift on what's become a sensitive subject. It comes ahead of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is trying to put a face on health care fraud. A new health care most-wanted list, with its own website seeks the public's help to catch more than 170 fugitive fraudsters. Check out http://oig.hhs.gov/fugitives/...
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