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“Starting 2006 to 2012, Morgan County took 10 steps forward. In the last four months, Morgan County has taken 30 steps backward.” — Berkeley Springs, W.Va. “This is another quote I decided to call in. Yes, indeed, children do...
We continue to receive calls from area residents telling us they have received a phone call from someone representing Social Security and/or Medicare. The caller says that new Medicare and/or Social Security cards are being mailed once information about...
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Virginia will partner with CMS to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience. There are approximately...
Compliments to Morning Call reporter Tim Darragh on his recent coverage of U.S. Health and Human Service's release of hospital charge data. It's eye-opening how charges for identical services vary widely across hospitals in our region. At first blush,...
We applaud Times columnist Robin Abcarian for shining the light on the inequities in our healthcare system in response to Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement about her prophylactic mastectomy. When Jolie made her medical decision, she had at her...
Most people entering the hospital can't get a straight answer to an obvious question: How much will this procedure or treatment cost? Nor can people easily compare prices among hospitals in their area. Now that is changing. The federal Centers for...
Reuters(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - In the financial world, arbitrage is a trading strategy that earns profit by exploiting price differences between markets. By that...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - In the financial world, arbitrage is a trading strategy that earns profit by exploiting price differences between markets. By that definition, Dan Prescher is a sophisticated arbitrageur. The 58-year-old makes a decent living as a...
Sun SentinelA 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $220,000 to cover future medical costs despite being enrolled in Medicare, according to a study just released by Fidelity Investments. The $220,000 covers the medical costs that Medicare doesn't with...
WASHINGTON – In an unusual break in the partisan warring over healthcare, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Obama's choice to oversee the mammoth Medicare and Medicaid health programs. Marilyn Tavenner, a former hospital executive and...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgInformation on the Affordable Care Act’s upcoming effects on senior citizens in Maryland and medical equipment that can be used at home were features of the 2013 Senior and Caregiver Expo put on by Washington County CARES in Hager Hall on Thursday....
When Medicare disclosed average charges from thousands of U.S. hospitals for 100 common procedures last week, only one hospital was near the top in every category: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Be it a cardiac stent, a hip replacement or a...
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