Spiraling Drug Costs Prompt Call For Major Medicare ChangesCongressional advisers say the rising cost of drugs is unsustainable, and they're recommending major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program.
Medicare's 'Innovation Center' Rebalancing Quality And CostThey work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
Rockwall Doctor Convicted Of Home Healthcare FraudA jury convicted a Rockwall doctor of fraud for allegedly "selling his signature" to process false Medicare and Medicaid claims in what investigators called the biggest home healthcare fraud case in the history of both programs.
New Push To Keep Seniors In Home, Community-Based ProgramsThe federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.
As Sign-Up Season Ends Many American Remain UninsuredMost uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.
Texas Asks Supreme Court Not To Review Immigration Case Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court's decision blocking President Barack Obama's plan to spare millions of immigrants from deportation.
Crunch Time Again For Health Law; Tuesday Sign-Up DeadlineRising premiums and shaken faith among insurers have cast a cloud over sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it's crunch time again. Tuesday is the deadline for millions of uninsured to sign up in time for coverage to begin on January 1.
Survey: Big Growth In Medicaid Enrollees In Expansion StatesStates that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw enrollment increase on average by 18 percent during the first full year of expansion.
4-Year Sentence For Dallas Woman Who Posed As Hospice NurseA Dallas woman who used a stolen identity to pose as a registered nurse and allegedly treat nearly 250 hospice patients was sentenced to federal prison.
Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?The White House's signature health care law is loathed by Texas' political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Arlington Doctor Gets 10 Years Jail For FraudA physician from Arlington was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a $3 million Medicare billing scam. He was convicted back in May.
Loophole Prevents Texas Workers' Comp Patients From Receiving MedicareThere may be a loophole that blocks anyone who has ever used workers' compensation in Texas from getting Medicare claims paid.

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