MSNBC reports on the devestating effects the sequestration cuts could have on health not only in the United States but also health throughout the world.
Nearly 55,000 fewer Pennsylvanians were getting medical assistance in December 2012 compared with July, according to a new state Department of Public Welfare report, in many cases as an apparent side effect of the elimination of another program.
This week in the Capitol, legislators are deciding on several bills affecting healthcare. The House will be meet on:
House Appropriations Committee
Monday, 10/15; Tuesday, 10/16; Wednesday, 10/17; Thursday, 10/18
Off the Floor, Room 140 Main Capitol
Agendas to be announced
House Insurance Committee
Tuesday, 10/16, 9 am
Room 205, Ryan Office Building
Public hearing on:
HB 2299, PN 3501 (Cutler) – Amends the [...]
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unveiled a plan Friday to increase the Medicare eligibility age and laid out a time line under which the government would offer a new private option for care.
Medical cost variations for different regions are largely due to generic prescription rates, says Pitt study
The study suggests that taxpayers and the federal Medicare program could save about $4.5 billion a year, or 10 percent of all Medicare spending, by using less-expensive generic medications.
According to the department’s study of Medicare patients, hospital employees only recognize and report about one out of every seven medical errors.
Presented are some answers to frequently asked questions about the “doc fix.”
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Congressman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, unveiled a bipartisan plan on Wednesday to revamp Medicare and make a fixed federal contribution to the cost of coverage for each beneficiary.
Starting next fall, HHS will begin penalizing hospitals if their readmission rates are higher than expected for three conditions: heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. As such, hospitals are making strides to avoid these repercussions.
In particular, the federal agency will relax its restrictions on the release of information about individual doctors who participate in Medicare, the $524 billion federal program for the elderly and disabled, reversing a three-decade position that doing so would violate physicians’ privacy rights.