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  • According to the Justice Department, HMA beginning in 2008 defrauded government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid by illegally pressuring and inducing doctors into increasing the number of emergency department patient admissions. From 2003 to 2011, two of HMA's hospitals in Florida also billed federal health care programs for services...

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    This fall, your employer may offer you a tax-favored way to save for present and future medical costs. Here is what you need to know about the health savings account.

  • WASHINGTON— Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Details of the potential Medicare component were shifting, but...

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    Many people tend to underestimate the complexity of Medicare and all the available options. 

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- If you are buying a Medicare supplemental policy in the United States, make sure you choose your insurance carefully over the next few months. Designed for people who do not like healthcare cost surprises, it is the most popular of supplemental plans used to pay for services that Medicare does not cover. The government is cutting off access to Plan...

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    If you're gearing up to enroll in Medicare for the first time, make sure you don't forget to evaluate Medigap insurance. This supplemental coverage can help you defray additional expenses. Here's what you should know.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- If you are buying a Medicare supplemental policy in the United States, make sure you choose your insurance carefully over the next few months. Designed for people who do not like healthcare cost surprises, it is the most popular of supplemental plans used to pay for services that Medicare does not cover. The government is cutting off access to Plan...

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    Data point to a bigger cost-of-living adjustment from the Social Security Administration this year.

  • Rob Olan and Ted Huber were sentenced by U.S. Christopher Worrall, who worked for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was sentenced to 20 months, while David Blaszczak, founder of political consulting firm Precipio Health Strategies, was sentenced to one year and a day. A spokesman for Deerfield also declined to comment.

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    You may be stumped when it comes to whether or not your spouse can get Medicare coverage on your work record. And knowing the answer can save you big.

  • Many individuals who are on the brink of a major Medicare decision still do not understand the program.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 23- A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma, the first state where the government's Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work. In June, Oklahoma received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

  • Rep. Steve Stivers with CNBC's John Harwood 

    Stivers, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, sat down to talk to CNBC's John Harwood about the campaign and other factors.

  • The complaint in federal court in Baltimore, filed by the cities of Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, alleged that the Republican president is "waging a relentless campaign to sabotage and, ultimately, to nullify the law." The lawsuit argued that because Congress has not repealed the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is legally known, the U.S.

  • Terminally ill patient Jim Staloch (R), caresses a dove on October 7, 2009 while at the Hospice of Saint John in Lakewood, Colorado.

    Medicare fraud is a huge problem that costs the government as much as $60 billion a year, and abuse of federal health care spending is rising in hospice care, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Aug 1- Humana Inc topped Wall Street expectations for second-quarter profit on Wednesday as it sold more Medicare Advantage healthcare plans to the elderly and the disabled, prompting the U.S. health insurer to raise its full-year earnings forecast. Humana has a significant presence in the Medicare Advantage market, a lucrative business for private...

  • Aug 1- Humana Inc topped Wall Street expectations for second-quarter profit on Wednesday as it sold more Medicare Advantage healthcare plans to the elderly and the disabled, and the U.S. health insurer raised its full-year forecast. Humana said it now expects 2018 adjusted earnings of $14.15 per share, compared to a previous forecast of $13.70 to $14.10 per...

  • Here's another reason why where you retire matters: Your ability to obtain Medigap insurance may differ from one state to the next.

  • The ability to pay for health-care needs is one of the most critical issues of retirement.

    When you sign up, you get six months to buy a Medigap policy with no health questions asked. After that, look out.

  • CHICAGO, July 19- Thinking of adding a Medigap supplemental policy to your Medicare coverage? Medigap policies fill gaps in coverage for people enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare, such as copays, deductibles and limits on hospitalization benefits. But these protections vary widely from state to state, according to a new study by the Kaiser...