NEW YORK,- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.» Read More
Medicare officials say hundreds of thousands of doctors will get a steep cut in payments on Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve.
Insight on a new proposal for Medicare reform, with Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY), and Rep. John Yarmuth, (R-KY); and Jimmy Pethokoukis, Reuters.
GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses what he would cut from the Federal budget, tax cuts, President Obama, Ron Paul's negative ad against him, his 15-point lead in the latest Gallup poll, and why he would make a stronger candidate than Mitt Romney.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the Congressional Super Committeee's deadline to cut billions from the Federal budget and its likely impact on health care programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. Mark McClellan, Brookings Inst., and Nina Owcharenko, The Heritage Foundation, weigh in.
There's a number of big issues out there that will have a bearing on the economic well-being of Americans, and voters are beginning to wonder where the presidential candidates stand on some of them.
Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.
In recent days home health care companies—notably Amedisys, Gentiva and LHC Group, have been whacked after a Senate staff report slammed them for allegedly gaming the Medicare system. That prompted me to wonder what other areas of healthcare could be susceptible to the government’s Medicare mash.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg takes a look at home health care stocks, the Medicare space, and why investors should take caution with Blockbuster.
Want to know why Medicare and Medicaid are going broke? One big reason is fraud, and it's been infecting government health care programs for years. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story of a home health care scam for the record books.
In the first overhaul of the system in 25 years, younger, healthier people will be given priority preference for kidneys over older, sicker people. This is a major change over the previous system which favored patients on a waiting list – first come, first served – irrespective of age or health condition.
Sam Chandan, president & chief economist at Chandan Economics & The Wharton School, tells us why he feels that Obama's new plan is setting the groundwork for potential compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.
CNBC's Brad Goode reports on dozens of arrest in a crackdown on Medicare fraud.
Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.
All states, regardless of partisanship, hate the idea because states (and some cities) already use the sales tax. They do not want the Feds elbowing their way in on these revenues, but perhaps now is the time to think about a national sales tax.
One could argue that lately you had better odds winning in Las Vegas than Wall Street. Sin City is coming back, but its economy remains fragile.
Investors woke up Monday to a world in which America is seen as a greater credit risk than anytime in recent history, and they didn't like what they saw. The conversation around why we were downgraded can get as wonky as we want, but let’s not get caught up in the weeds. We are where we are because the problem is simple: Our country spends far more than it takes in—trillions more.
The debt-ceiling deal doesn't go far enough to control the U.S. government's spending problem, according to many.
Two brothers earned millions of dollars from Medicaid funding as executives of a non-profit organization that provides care to the developmentally disabled, the New York Times reports.
The nation's health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report out Thursday.