New reports confirm that the Medicare hospice fraud and billing abuse are becoming a costly problem. A recent investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services found that hospices billed Medicare for a higher level of care than patients need in about one-third of the cases, and reported that the extra cost to Medicare was more than $260 million per year. Read more »
The upcoming Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s immigration action could have significant consequences for Social Security and Medicare. The President’s immigration policy changes would allow an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, including parents of U.S. citizens or lawful residents, to obtain temporary deferral of deportation, work authorization, and potential access to Social Security and Medicare benefits. Read more »
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Rising food costs, particularly for fresh fruits and vegetables, rivaled the growth of cost in prescription medicines in recent months. A nutritious diet is crucial for increased mental acuteness, resistance to, and management of, chronic disease, higher energy levels and faster recuperation from illness as you age. Here are six ways to cut food costs, without cutting nutrition. Read more »