Medicare pay for doctors may be fixed for now, but don't bank on it staying that way forever.
June 25, 2010 Doctors with Medicare patients should get their pay restored soon. But, come November, they pay problems could come back.
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June 18, 2010 The Senate passed a bill that would give doctors a 2 percent raise for the next six months. But the House has gone home for the weekend, so final action can't take place until next week.
June 16, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures 46.3 million were without health insurance last year, an increase of nearly 2 1/2 million people from 2008.
June 4, 2010 A government-funded clinical test of Lucentis and Avastin to treat an eye disorder that can cause blindness should have been straightforward. But the study has been plagued by problems.
Dr. Elliott Fisher defends the Dartmouth Atlas' methods and findings.
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June 3, 2010 The New York Times raises questions about the analytical methods of the Dartmouth Atlas, a bible of health policy. And the researchers defend their approach and findings.
June 2, 2010 When hospitals send heart failure patients home too quickly, the odds for readmission increase.
For the third time, Congress is going to miss a deadline to avert a cut in payments to Medicare docs.
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May 28, 2010 As Memorial Day approaches, Congress will adjourn without resolving a glitch in how much Medicare pays doctors.
May 27, 2010 Rebate checks for Medicare beneficiaries in the drug plan's coverage gap will start arriving in June.
May 27, 2010 Manhattan and Munster, Ind., top the list for growth in Medicare services provided by doctors.
May 26, 2010 Expanding government health programs for the poor might cost states less than they think, according to a new study.
May 25, 2010 GOP objects to promotional language Democrats are using in their new Medicare brochures, which sounds eerily like a scene from 2004.
The wide open spaces of Provo, Utah, contain some of the highest rates of shoulder surgery in the U.S.
May 19, 2010 There has been a worrisome rise in expensive medical procedures in places that had been leaders in cost-effective health care.
May 13, 2010 Even as the federal government catches some Medicare and Medicaid scams, fraudsters pop up elsewhere to game the health system.
May 12, 2010 Implementation of health overhaul begins with some help for consumers on the Web. Look for state-by-state information on insurance options this summer.
April 6, 2010 An increase in Medicaid payments to primary care doctors that is part of the health overhaul law looks appealing to them. Some worry, though, that it won't last.
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