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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the government is publicly revealing how much hospitals charge, and the differences are astounding: Some bill tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same treatment, even within the same city....
PRESSURE COOKER-AIRPORT ARREST Nephew: Man mistakenly jailed for pressure cooker DETROIT (AP) — The nephew of a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport says the case is a misunderstanding, and that the pressure cooker his uncle was...
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a Detroit-area home health care agency owner has been sentenced to 5 years in Detroit for his role in a $13.8 million medical fraud conspiracy. The U.S. Justice Department says that Rehan Kahn was...
Many Floridians are familiar with the Agency for Health Care Administration as the entity that runs the Florida Medicaid program. That is true, but we also have oversight of more than 45,000 health care facilities and providers, from acute care centers...
ReutersMay 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday issued a proposed rule for cutting payments to hospitals that treat a disproportionate share of the poor, including a $500 million reduction in fiscal 2014, as part of President Barack Obama's healthcare...
Some medical equipment companies in Hampton Roads may not be able to afford providing Medicare-covered supplies if Medicare rates drop in July, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Medicare payment rates in Hampton Roads are expected to drop an average of 41...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security...
Guns versus our freedom The Second Amendment to the Constitution says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."? We hear a lot about the...
Instead of Obamacare, still so contentious and with all the pieces not yet in place, we could have had Bowencare, with the key piece put in place on July 1, 1988, by Ronald Reagan. It would be named for Dr. Otis R. Bowen, about whom there were many...
On Wednesday, the CMS released FY 2011 numbers regarding what hospitals around the country charge for the 100 most common procedures. Charges varied wildly even within the same geographic region - and somewhat between hospitals under the same ownership....
Tribune staff reportHospitals in Illinois charged vastly different amounts of money for the same procedure -- with some charging seven or eight times more than another -- according to data released by the government Wednesday. The discrepancies are detailed in a report from...
It was your basic, run-of-the-mill accident. Kim Haselhoff's 9-year-old son got nipped in the finger by one of the family dogs. It didn't seem too serious, but there was a bit of blood. Unfortunately, the pediatrician's office had just closed, and the...
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