Medicare

Society
3:48 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 11:39 am

Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a report from the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services.

But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Medicare, said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

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Society
12:34 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kentucky SHIP Navigates Medicare & Medicaid Options

Today on Sounds Good we meet Kellie Oliver, the new State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator. SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. The program seeks to educate the public and Medicare beneficiaries so they are better able to make informed decisions on healthcare.

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Health Care
8:15 am
Wed January 2, 2013

TennCare Doctors See Boost in Pay

Doctors who treat TennCare patients will get a New Year's pay raise.  Practitioners in family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics or a related subspecialty are now going to be reimbursed at Medicare rates, more than 25 percent above what they were being paid.  TennCare officials say the boost will give qualifying Tennessee doctors an extra $55 million over the next two years.

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Politics
6:41 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Says Entitlements, Not Taxes, Are Key to Balancing Budget

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he agrees with President Barack Obama’s main point that all Americans must work together to turn around the economy and reduce debt. But speaking to a Rotary club in Horse Cave Monday, Paul said he doesn’t agree with the approach the president wants to take: increasing taxes on the wealthy.

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