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  • Dallas-area father, son get prison for fraud

    A North Texas father and son convicted of running a $1.4 million Medicare billing scam are going to prison.


  • Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.


  • Obama signs bill temporarily fixing Medicare fees

    President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.


  • Congress to pass bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an eleventh-hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees.


  • Madison hospital faces financial crisis

    Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.


  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country.


  • Pallone

    House votes to thwart cuts to Medicare payments; quick vote stirs controversy

    Democrats such as Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey said Congress could still approve a new structure that scraps the unpopular Medicare formula and replaces it with a permanent system that rewards doctors for quality of care, a longstanding goal for both parties.


  • House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.


  • House, Senate leaders agree on Medicare fees

    Congressional leaders agreed Wednesday on legislation to avert a threatened 24 percent cut in fees to doctors who treat Medicare patients, and said votes were likely in both houses before Monday's deadline.


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