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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

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

How Joe Biden Can Own Health Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/16/2020 - 7:30pm
To achieve affordable health care for everyone, he should look closely at the plan of a particular former rival.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

How the Pandemic Can Improve America’s Health Care System

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 3:00pm
The coronavirus is forcing reforms that could change medicine forever if Congress requires it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

In Outreach to Left, Biden Unveils Plans on Medicare and Student Debt

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 3:22pm
Looking to appeal to Bernie Sanders’s supporters, Joe Biden announced proposals to lower the eligibility age for Medicare to 60 and to expand student debt forgiveness programs.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Nursing Home Linked to 37 Coronavirus Deaths Faces Fine of $600,000

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:42pm
Federal officials said Life Care Center of Kirkland may be dropped from Medicare and Medicaid programs if the facility cannot come into compliance with federal regulations.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Hospital Safety Rules Are Relaxed to Fight Coronavirus

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 5:41pm
The federal government has redefined a hospital to include tents and dormitory rooms.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 4:30pm
With its beneficiaries among the most at risk for Covid-19, the agency is relaxing some rules.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘Covid-19 Kills Only Old People.’ Only?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 7:00pm
Why are we OK with old people dying?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Coronavirus Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:32am
Congress passed legislation covering people’s costs for getting tested for the virus, but you could still face high bills for everything else.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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