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Medicare Advantage overbills taxpayers by billions a year as feds struggle to stop itPosted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money.
Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemicPosted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Prescriptions for two drugs used to treat opioid addiction increased significantly from 2016 to 2018 for people on Medicare, according to a federal report out Wednesday.
Subclinical cardiovascular disease linked to higher risk of falling in older adultsPosted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Each year, one out of three U.S. adults aged 65 years or older falls - and the number of deaths from falls is rising.
Experts explain what happens after hip fracture in older adultsPosted on Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Older adults are more vulnerable to fractures due to bone mass loss. Hip fractures can be tremendously grave, often leading to chronic disease and even death. Now, experts from the American Geriatrics Society explain the true toll of hip fractures and how older adults fare up after the injury.
American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctorsPosted on Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to choose to specialize in one of those fields.