Tag: Medicare

Doctors Sue United Healthcare for Bad Faith

BROOKLYN (CN) – A 22,000-member physicians’ group sued United Healthcare Insurance, claiming the money-grubbing, multibillion-dollar insurance company is illegally terminating them from its Medicare network on Jan. 1 to cut its losses from reduced federal payments under the Affordable Care Act.

Feds Accuse Novartis of Kickback Drug Scheme

      MANHATTAN (CN) – Novartis Pharmaceuticals cost Medicare and Medicaid tens of millions of dollars by paying kickbacks to pharmacies to switch transplant patients to one of its drugs instead of cheaper generics, federal prosecutors say. The United States unsealed a four-count complaint against Novartis on […]

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

17  Apr  2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications, a study published Tuesday found. “We found clear evidence that reducing harm and improving quality is perversely penalized […]

Health-care costs at end of life exceed total assets for 25 percent of Medicare population: does not cover co-payments, deductibles, homecare services, or non-rehabilitative nursing home care

Contact: Jeanne Bernard Jeanne.Bernard@mountsinai.org 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine As many as a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than the total value of their assets on out-of-pocket health care expenses during the last five years of their lives, according to researchers […]