Health

Medicare's $30M ambulance-ride mystery

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up or other critical information.

Health

Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests

Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data ...

Health

Review shows feds misstated Arizona insurance co-op results

A federal government analysis that said Arizona's health insurance co-op had gotten just a fraction of its projected enrollment last year missed thousands of signups and incorrectly showed the state nonprofit set up under ...

Health

Report: Security agency not prepared for pandemic

The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says the agency is ill prepared to respond to a pandemic and has a stockpile of expired or soon-to-expire medicine and supplies on hand.

Health

VA hospital delays didn't cause deaths, investigators say

(HealthDay)—Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital—the center of a nationwide scandal—were caused by delays in care.

Health

2.6 million 'inconsistencies' in federal insurance applications

(HealthDay)—Two new U.S. reports suggest it's possible that people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on the federal government's health care website—or state websites in California and Connecticut—may ...

Health

Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

The government's health care fraud watchdog says the Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under the health overhaul.

Health

Report: EPA fails to disclose risks in human tests

An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to disclose long-term cancer risks and a small chance of death to 81 human test subjects who consented to breathe in diesel exhaust and other ...

Medications

Republicans blast FDA monitoring of whistleblowers

(AP)—Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

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