Archive for March, 2010

Engelhardt: The Medicare third rail: Rubio right about cuts, but what about taxes?

Engelhardt: The Medicare third rail: Rubio right about cuts, but what about taxes?

University Hospital’s Medicare funds threatened over sexual assault

University of Louisville Hospital’s Medicare funds threatened over sexual assault

To help pay for reforms, Medicare fraud ripe for plucking, top South Florida prosecutors say

To help pay for reforms, Medicare fraud ripe for plucking, top South Florida prosecutors say

Senate fails to update Medicare reimbursement rates: The Real Deal

If you’re on Medicare, it may soon become more difficult to find a doctor who accepts your coverage. Physicians, already upset over how much the federal government pays them, will…

Asheville SHIIP events help Medicare recipients displaced by contract termination

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the schedule of Seniors’ health insurance Information Program events across the state aimed at helping the 24,000 North Carolina Medicare recipients affected by the sudden termination of Fox’s Medicare Part D contract by the Centers for Medicare and medicaid services.

Docs says 21 percent cut may leave some Medicare patients in limbo

Syracuse, N.Y. — Doctors say a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments that takes effect Thursday will make it difficult for some medical practices to continue treating Medicare patients.

Seniors fear health care remake will hurt Medicare

Seniors aren’t breaking out the champagne for President Barack Obama’s health care law, and for good reason.

Medicare gaps will be topic

Action for Older Persons, Inc. is presenting a seminar on closing the gaps in Medicare at 10 a.m. April 20 at its offices at 30 W. State St. in Binghamton.

Study: Major Problems in Treatment of Medicare Patients

An independent study has found that nearly 100,000 Medicare patients died between 2006 and 2008 because of one-million so-called “safety incidents” at hospitals in the U.S.

Our View: Medicare scheme is part of the Democrats’ health-care sham

Here’s how well the health-care bill imposed on America is working: On Thursday, Medicare reimbursements to physicians will be cut by 21 percent — about $220 million a year.

CMS delays Medicare doctor pay cut until after congressional recess

“Doctors slated to have their Medicare reimbursements cut 21 percent on April 1 got a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare and medicaid services, which is delaying lowered payments until after Congress reconvenes,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

Physicians urge Congress to take action on Medicare cuts

For the second time in two months, Congress has adjourned – this time for an Easter break – without taking action on the 21 percent cut to physicians who care for Medicare and TRICARE patients.

Second opinion on Medicare cuts

A March 23 letter to The Journal states that the proposed health care bill cuts are not to Medicare. In fact, large cuts in Medicare payments to doctors are proposed in the bill.

Kanjorski says Medicare is safe under health reform

U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski delivered a message about the health care reform bill Tuesday, one senior citizen to a roomful of them.His message: despite attempts to scare seniors into thinking the bill threatens Medicare, it does not.”Medicare will not

Deadline today for Medicare plan

Today is the last day of open enrollment for those 65 and over who want to participate in the Medicare Special Needs Plan.