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Report examines Medicare spending issues, geographic disparities and hospital payments

Report examines Medicare spending issues, geographic disparities and hospital payments

NAPHS releases new study that examines readmission patterns within Medicare IPF PPS

NAPHS releases new study that examines readmission patterns within Medicare IPF PPS

New medical schools aim at doubling number of primary care doctors

New medical schools aim at doubling number of primary care doctors

Research roundup: Nurse education and post-surgery mortality; The influence of publicly reported quality-of-care measures

Research roundup: Nurse education and post-surgery mortality; The influence of publicly reported quality-of-care measures

A closer look at latest 'doc fix'

A closer look at latest 'doc fix'

Medicare advisory group recommends 1% increase in hospital rates

Medicare advisory group recommends 1% increase in hospital rates

Decrease in doctor appointments, preventable hospital visits draw scrutiny

Decrease in doctor appointments, preventable hospital visits draw scrutiny

MedPAC staffers recommend allowing geographically based Medicare physician payments to proceed

MedPAC staffers recommend allowing geographically based Medicare physician payments to proceed

Medpac urges changes in Medicare beneficiaries' co-pays, but would cap other costs

Medpac urges changes in Medicare beneficiaries' co-pays, but would cap other costs

Auditors find Medicare lax in collecting overpayments; New members named to Medpac

Auditors find Medicare lax in collecting overpayments; New members named to Medpac

Kindred Healthcare first quarter consolidated revenues increase 33% to $1.6 billion

Kindred Healthcare first quarter consolidated revenues increase 33% to $1.6 billion

GAO report offers rebuke of Medicare bonus program

GAO report offers rebuke of Medicare bonus program

Advisory panel urges new fee on Medigap plans, cap on out-of-pocket costs

Advisory panel urges new fee on Medigap plans, cap on out-of-pocket costs

MedPAC urges repeal of SGR, recommends Medicare payment cuts for hospitals, nursing homes, home health companies

MedPAC urges repeal of SGR, recommends Medicare payment cuts for hospitals, nursing homes, home health companies

With new poll showing low public approval, Congress returns to D.C.:'Doc fix,' tax cuts on agenda

With new poll showing low public approval, Congress returns to D.C.:'Doc fix,' tax cuts on agenda

MedPAC: Raise, and also lower, Medicare reimbursements to hospitals

MedPAC: Raise, and also lower, Medicare reimbursements to hospitals

Super committee still at loggerheads on deficit, agreement still elusive

Super committee still at loggerheads on deficit, agreement still elusive

Medicare touts progress on closing doughnut hole

Medicare touts progress on closing doughnut hole

MedPAC offers recommendations for changes to dual eligibles program

MedPAC offers recommendations for changes to dual eligibles program

Endocrine Society strongly opposes MedPAC's recommendation on SGR

Endocrine Society strongly opposes MedPAC's recommendation on SGR