Latest U.S. Medicare Stories

2012-10-30 19:07:45

A study published in today's [Monday, Oct. 29] Archives of Internal Medicine finds that per capita Medicare spending on the elderly has grown nearly three times faster in the United States than in Canada since 1980.

2012-09-27 13:30:31

Total knee replacement is a very common and safe surgery that’s used to relieve severe pain and disability caused by knee osteoarthritis, and to improve patients’ quality of life.

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Unification of home health care technologies results in comprehensive range of solutions for U.S.

2009-04-13 21:18:59

An elite group of U.S. hospitals save lives, save money and prevent medical errors at a higher rate than other hospitals, officials of a non-profit group say. For the sixth consecutive year, HealthGrades has analyzed patient safety among U.S. Medicare patients in all of the nearly 5,000 U.S.

2009-04-02 12:23:18

Twenty percent of U.S. Medicare patients must return to the hospital within one month of being discharged, researchers said. Study co-author Dr.

2008-08-11 15:01:17

People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008.

2008-07-15 21:00:29

U.S. Medicare patients who bring someone with them for doctors' visits are more satisfied with care, researchers say.

2006-08-08 18:44:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Medicare officials said on Tuesday they would start requiring specialty hospitals to report information about physician investment and compensation to make sure they are not violating anti-kickback laws.

2006-02-21 18:55:00

Obese elderly or disabled patients are now eligible for a variety of surgical weight-loss procedures under the U.S. Medicare health insurance plan, U.S. government officials said on Tuesday.

2006-02-06 13:50:00

President George W. Bush's proposed 2007 budget seeks to squeeze $36 billion in savings from the U.S. Medicare plan -- coming mainly on the backs of hospitals, nursing homes and other health care service providers.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.