Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers hospital bills for the elderly.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.
Home visits have risen sharply at many private Medicare health plans, which treat close to 16 million elderly and disabled people.
Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.
The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.
Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.
A Los Angeles doctor has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million.
In 2012, hospitals charged more for every one of 98 common ailments that could be compared to the previous year.
The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on creating more competition and options for Medicare participants. And Rubio discusses his plan to create a place for people to invest other than Treasurys and the nature of the future economy as more people work beyond age 65.
Male doctors on average make 88 percent more in Medicare reimbursements than female physicians, according to an analysis of government data.
Releasing data about Medicare reimbursements to doctors could have led to cost savings in the past, but legal rulings kept it hidden for 35 years.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services showing Medicare doctors claiming millions of dollars.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on an ophthalmologist who raked in nearly $21 million in Medicare payments in 2012, more than any doctor in the country.
Discussing whether customers have a right to know how much it's paying doctors for treating Medicare patients, with Igor Volsky, Think Progress, and radiologist Dr. Eric Schnipper.
Following a rare look into Medicare payments, one South Florida ophthalmologist has emerged as Medicare's highest-paid individual doctor.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released from Medicare on fraud. One eye doctor in West Palm Beach billed more than $20 million to Medicare in 2012. The doctor, Salomon Melgen, says he didn't do anything wrong.
Biotechs drop on reports Rep. Waxman has sent a letter to Gilead's CEO asking him to justify the price of Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug program will not be immediately changed by the Obama administration.