A doctor at work

Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.
Posted In: Medicare, Congress, Health
Sylvia Mathews Burwelll, Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks before the Senate Appropriations Committee in November.

Big changes for Medicare

Jan 26, 2015
Program to move from fee-based to a quality-based payment system.
Posted In: medicaid, Medicare

Medicare open enrollment brings change

Oct 15, 2014
Medicare's annual open enrollment period starts today. What has changed?
Posted In: Medicare, baby boomers, obesity
My Directives

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