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Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 2:30am
The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 5:00am
To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Watchdog Faults Medicare Agency’s Use of Contractors to Burnish Its Image

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 5:54pm
An inspector general’s audit said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service used communications contractors for work that should have been performed by public servants.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Conversation With Tammy Duckworth

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 5:00am
The senator from Illinois joins the podcast to talk about Tucker Carlson, the vice presidency and parenting in a pandemic.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Care Takes Center Stage in Battle for Congress During Pandemic

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 11:12am
As the Trump administration pushes forward on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are pressing their advantage on an issue that is becoming a chief focus of campaign advertising.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Will We Be Hostages to Drug Makers’ Covid Vaccine Pricing?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 5:00am
The United States is the only developed nation unable to balance cost, efficacy and social good in setting prices.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:05pm
The pharmaceutical company spent more than $100 million on lavish meals, fishing junkets, golf outings, sporting events and speaker fees to influence doctors to prescribe its drugs, federal prosecutors said.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why Do the Rich Have So Much Power?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:00am
Americans may be equal, but some are more equal than others.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why Do the Rich Have So Much Power?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:00am
Americans may be equal, but some are more equal than others.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Amy McGrath Will Face McConnell in Kentucky, and Hickenlooper Wins in Colorado

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:18pm
Ms. McGrath and John Hickenlooper, two moderate Democrats, prevailed in their Senate primaries on Tuesday. In Oklahoma, voters approved a Medicaid expansion.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

F.B.I. Warns of Fraudulent Coronavirus Antibody Tests

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 6:03pm
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

F.B.I. Warns of Fraudulent Coronavirus Antibody Tests

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 6:03pm
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

As the Coronavirus Spreads, Drug Pricing Legislation Remains Stalled

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 10:53am
For both parties, taking action to reduce the cost of prescription drugs was a banner policy issue before the coronavirus outbreak. Does it still have a chance?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 06/21/2020 - 3:00am
Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Hospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 5:00am
Surgeries are canceled. Business models are shifting. Some of the hardest-hit hospitals may close, leaving patients with fewer options for care.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

With Red Tape Lifted, Dr. Zoom Will See You Now

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 5:00am
The pandemic pushed Medicare to make telemedicine more financially attractive. Now doctors, patients and regulators will see if they want to stick with it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 1:03pm
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 1:03pm
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 05/02/2020 - 11:00am
After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Nursing Homes Were a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 5:00am
Long before Covid-19, poor care and lax standards were widespread and well known.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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