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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

(AP) -- Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations.

dateJan 24, 2011 in Health
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Nursing home closures concentrated in poorest areas

While wealthier people have chosen alternatives to urban nursing homes, the urban poor still depend on them for long-term care. A new study led by researchers at Brown University finds that option is nevertheless slipping ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Health
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Administration reverses on end-of-life counseling

(AP) -- Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the ground rules for Medicare's new annual checkup, the White House said Wednesday.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Health
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