News tagged with medicare program

US charges 91 in wave of health fraud cases

US authorities have charged 91 people over some $295 million in alleged fraud schemes related to Medicare, the government-run health program for seniors, the Justice Department said.

Sep 08, 2011
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Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly

(AP) -- Government inspectors will tell lawmakers Wednesday that the Medicare health plan needs to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved ...

Nov 30, 2011
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'Obamacare' improves Medicare funding outlook

Funding for Medicare health insurance has improved due to health care reforms, but the US Social Security trust fund was still expected to run out in 2033, the government reported Friday.

Jun 01, 2013
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Healing cuts for Medicare

Medicare payment reforms mandated in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for postacute care have great potential to lower costs without harming patients, a new study reports.

Sep 04, 2012
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