By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 03:31 PM EDT
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is offering $1 billion to aid efforts to lower health care costs and improve patient services.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 14, 2013 03:25 PM EDT
Eighty nine people, including nurses and doctors, were arrested Tuesday and charged with fraud for Medicare scams across the US.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 03, 2013 12:57 PM EDT
The US Justice Department is suing Chemed Corporation for false billing.
By Andrew M. Seaman | Jan 08, 2013 04:29 PM EST
Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment.
By David Morgan | Jan 06, 2013 01:15 PM EST
President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending.
By Makini Brice | Nov 20, 2012 11:59 AM EST
Study found that many seniors are given repeat tests and, while some repeat tests are administered for good reason, some are certainly a demonstration of the waste of a $2.8 trillion system.
By Sharon Begley | Nov 20, 2012 09:29 AM EST
As long as a physician has prescribed a compounded drug, Medicare as well as some private insurers cover it even if FDA has approved a version of the drug from a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
By Gabriel Debenedetti | Nov 03, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Voters over 50 continue to be more likely to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare.
By Makini Brice | Oct 04, 2012 05:14 PM EDT
The feds charged 91 people in seven cities: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City.
By Andrew M. Seaman | Oct 02, 2012 11:14 AM EDT
Almost one third of Medicare's beneficiaries use the program to pay for end-of-life care at nursing homes, which may not be equipped to treat or prevent pain and suffering.
By Amber Moore | Sep 26, 2012 04:13 PM EDT
The U.S. has seen a more than 100 percent increase in the number of people undergoing the knee replacement surgery, says a new study.
By David Morgan | Sep 25, 2012 09:11 AM EDT
There are "troubling indications" some hospitals may be using electronic records to defraud Medicare, the Obama administration said on Monday, promising to prosecute any doctors and hospitals found "gaming the system"
By David Morgan | Sep 21, 2012 10:03 AM EDT
The role of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry within Medicare should be expanded as a way to reduce the popular healthcare program's contribution to the federal deficit without resorting to drug rebates.
By Genevra Pittman | Sep 05, 2012 09:44 AM EDT
Record-keeping for a patient complication used by Medicare to determine how much hospitals get reimbursed is not comprehensive or accurate, undermining the policy's value.
By David Morgan | Aug 31, 2012 09:28 AM EDT
The Medicare debate promises to be front and center in this fall's presidential campaign, as not just seniors but aging baby boomers focus on retiree healthcare.