News tagged with medicare

Authorities in US sue Novartis in kickback scheme

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. paid kickbacks to a specialty pharmacy in exchange for recommending refills of a blood transfusion drug it produces, according to an amended complaint filed Wednesday in a civil case brought ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Seniors in HCBS face higher hospital risk

(Medical Xpress)—Seniors want greater access to home- and community-based long-term care services. Medicaid policymakers have been happy to oblige with new programs to help people move out of expensive nursing homes and ...

Jan 08, 2014
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U.S. health spending rising modestly, report finds

(HealthDay)—Even as consumers dig deeper to pay for health expenses, overall health-care spending in the United States continues to expand at a relatively low rate of growth, a new government analysis shows.

Jan 07, 2014
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AMA details top five federal issues for 2014

(HealthDay)—Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Medicare's failed sustained growth formula, and the proposed roll-out of the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, top ...

Jan 06, 2014
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Alternative to Medicare sustained growth rate proposed

(HealthDay)—A proposed alternative to the Medicare sustained growth rate (SGR) formula for physicians encourages Medicare to adopt advanced primary care practice (APCP) as a new provider category, according ...

Dec 26, 2013
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Injunction stops insurer from dropping physicians

(HealthDay)—United Healthcare has been given a last-minute temporary restraining order preventing it from removing thousands of physicians from its Medicare Advantage networks in Connecticut, according ...

Dec 13, 2013
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