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What Hospitals Must Now Reveal to Medicare Patients

A new law gives a heads-up to those under hospital 'observation'

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What Hospitals Must Now Tell Medicare Patients If these patients are "under observation," Medicare won't cover nursing home care afterward. www.nextavenue.org/hospital-observation-status-must-tell-patients/?utm_content=buffer37a8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage

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Doctors Are Improperly Billing Some on Medicare, U.S. Says

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Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Hit New High

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Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Hit New High Medicare will withhold an estimated $528 million in 2017 from more than 2,500 hospitals that have too many patients returning within 30 days. khn.org/news/more-than-half-of-hospitals-to-be-penalized-for-excess-readmissions/?utm_content=buffer9abab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings

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Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings The government will soon give hospitals one to five stars to sum up their quality. Some safety hospitals and teaching hospitals won’t fare as well… khn.org/news/medicare-prepares-to-go-forward-with-new-hospital-quality-ratings/?utm_content=buffer698f5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

FBI agents bust Miami Medicare ring while some flee to Cuba

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Medicare Seeks Savings And Innovation With A Switch In Doctors' Pay

Medicare Seeks Savings And Innovation With A Switch In Doctors' Pay A Medicare project will test a new approach for paying primary care doctors that could save money while encouraging physicians to explore alternative ways to… www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/473802292/medicare-seeks-savings-and-innovation-with-a-switch-in-doctors-pay

People with Medicare spend significantly more on health care than working people.

Medicare, the basics...

Medicare: The Basics By: Nancy Mann Jackson  How it works: Established by the Social Security Act of 1965, Medicare is a social insurance program that... naidw.org/blog/medical/item/5807-medicare-the-basics

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