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A place to store your end-of-life wishes

Sep 16, 2014
A web-based system aims to use technology to ease end-of-life decision making.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, advance medical directive

PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

Apr 9, 2014
We look at what the proposed Time-Warner Cable and Comcast merger will mean for internet users. And a challenger appears in the single-serve coffeemaker market.
Posted In: coffee, Medicare, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, mergers
Medicare In Spotlight

The dangers of Big Data in health care

Apr 9, 2014
Some providers accounted for a large portion of Medicare costs in 2012
Posted In: big data, Medicare

These are the highest paid doctors in Medicare

Apr 9, 2014
Doctors who make the most in Medicare, by state and specialty
Posted In: Health, healthcare, Medicare, doctors, pay

'Admission' vs 'Observation': Medical worlds apart

Dec 6, 2013
Instead of admitting Medicare patients quickly, hospitals are "observing" them for as long as two days.
Posted In: hospitals, Medicare, Obamacare, ACA

ACA enrollment: Lessons from Social Security and Medicare

Nov 27, 2013
The roll-out of Obamacare isn't the first time the government has done something this big.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Social Security

Medicare's failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Nov 18, 2013
Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Posted In: ProPublica, Medicare, prescription drugs

When doctors prescribe brand-name drugs over generics, the taxpayers foot the bill

Nov 18, 2013
A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription, doctors

Medicare enrollment confusion could cost us cash

Oct 14, 2013
Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Posted In: Medicare, Obamacare

Federal cuts threaten healthcare fraud investigations

Jul 3, 2013
Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, fraud

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