Research study results raise the question of whether some gastroenterologists do upper endoscopies to make money servicing Medicare beneficiaries who show no signs of illness on their first exam, Forbes reported.
The effect that the implementation of the 2012 Medicare accreditation requirement for suppliers of CT, MRI and nuclear medicine services has had on the decline in imaging growth is unclear, according to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office.
Medicare spending per person will slow down over the next decade, partly due to beneficiaries who are getting younger and using fewer services, according to a new monthly budget review from the Congressional Budget Office.
Can existing and future generations of Medicare beneficiaries afford to bear higher healthcare costs? That's the question that the Kaiser Family Foundation sought to answer when it looked at the economic downturn and recovery and the Medicare population's income, savings and home equity.
The Medicare program gives most beneficiaries ample access to physician services, as 91 percent of office-based doctors accept new Medicare patients and few physicians in clinical practice have left Medicare, according to a new study by the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.
Medicare beneficiaries seem to be ignoring the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on screening mammography intervals, even as overall screening rates decline, according to research presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting Thursday in Chicago.
When Medicare Advantage insurers have a higher star quality rating, they see greater enrollment numbers, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Shifting Medicare to a privatized program, a proposal touted by Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan on the presidential campaign trail, would create large disparities in premium costs throughout the country, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In another step toward enhancing its Medicare-based offerings, Humana (NYSE: HUM) has announced it is purchasing a Medicare Advantage plan for the second time in five months. Humana reached a deal to
Bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress to require the use of smart cards to combat Medicare fraud. What's unclear is who would pay for the technology, which might cost nearly $1