58 Charged Across Texas For Involvement In Healthcare Fraud And 'Pill Mill' OperationsThe U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the takedown of a health care fraud operation across Texas and that 58 people were charged in connection to the case.
Billing Scam Nets Texas Ambulance Operator 5+ Years In PrisonKeeble Lovall, 46, of Houston was sentenced Thursday to 63 months for unnecessary or unauthorized transports during 2011 and 2012 as part of Medicare and Medicaid billings.
Medicare Patients Face Surging Costs For Some Life-Saving DrugsAnalysis revealed that Medicare Part D co-insurance costs for specialty-tier drugs are 12 percent higher in 2019 than they were in 2016.
6,000 People Expected At Free Health Clinic In Fort WorthYour Best Pathway to Health is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the physical needs of the under-served by providing entirely free mobile multi-specialty clinics that offer medical, surgical, dental, eye care, and other critical services.
Medicare Plan Reduces Paperwork Burden, But Some Doctors Worry Plan Will Cost ThemThe public has until September 10 to give input to the federal government about the proposed Medicare changes.
Study: 'Medicare For All' Projected To Cost $32.6 TrillionSen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion in 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes.
Walmart Reportedly In Early Talks To Buy Insurer HumanaWalmart is in preliminary talks to buy health insurance company Humana, according to The Wall Street Journal.
White House Wants User-Friendly Electronic Health RecordsThe Trump administration says it's launching a new effort to make electronic medical records easier for patients to use. Medicare will play a key role.
Officials: Patients In "Immediate Jeopardy" At Dallas Psychiatric HospitalFederal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems.
Dallas Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In $375M Health Care ScamA Dallas woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her conviction in a $375 million Medicare and Medicaid scam involving some homeless people and bogus billing.
North Texas Doctor Sentenced To 16+ Years For FraudA North Texas physician must serve nearly 17 years in federal prison and repay $34 million in a health care services fraud case involving home visits.
Adult Flu Vaccines Now Available In Dallas CountyDCHHS is offering the shots $20 and if the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine is free. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children’s flu vaccine.
Dallas Woman Gets 10-Year Sentence, Must Repay $51MMyrna Parcon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud involving Medicare beneficiaries.
Dallas Doctor Sentenced To 35 Years For $375M Medical FraudA 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million.
Rowlett Nurse Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison56-year-old registered nurse Charity Eleda will also have to pay $397,294.51 in restitution to Medicare.