Brenda Major is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic in Miami, Florida.

How Congress solved one problem but created another

Sep 28, 2015
It's a glimpse into how people make money off of piecemeal solutions.
Posted In: Congress, Medicare, health insurance
The U.S. healthcare system is launching a new coding system.

Doctors prepare for new codes to catalog illnesses

Sep 28, 2015
The updated system will provide more detail and data for health experts.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, medical technology
Pharmacy Technician Sapriece Barrett

What if Medicare could bargain over drug prices?

Aug 3, 2015
Currently, Medicare is banned from negotiating directly with drug companies.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription drugs, healthcare costs

50 years of Medicare, by the numbers

Jul 30, 2015
The sweeping health care laws cover a third of Americans.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Medicare

At 50, Medicare is spending more on hospice

Jul 30, 2015
25 percent goes to end-of-life care, but does it save on other expenses?
Posted In: Medicare, hospice, palliative care
Doctors perform surgery.

Medicare tackles disparities in common operations

Jul 10, 2015
Sometimes a hip replacement costs $16,500. Sometimes it costs twice that.
Posted In: Medicare, medical care, hip replacement
A terminally-ill resident of the Hospice of Saint John is comforted in her bed in Lakewood, Colorado. Medicare has announced plans to reimburse doctors for end-of-life care discussions with patients.

Medicare to pay for end-of-life discussions

Jul 9, 2015
And private insurers usually follow Medicare’s lead.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, patient, end of life care
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