Alito: VA Should Not Enforce “Rigid” Jurisdictional Requirements Against Veterans

While it may be true that the Supreme Court is often tasked with the daunting assignment of deciding the most controversial and divisive of issues, last Tuesday’s unanimous ruling was a little different. Most who are familiar … [Read more...]

Why did Obama reverse course on Medicare end-of-life counseling legislation?

Earlier this month, we reported on legislation taking effect in 2011 that would promote end-of-life counseling through Medicare reimbursements to doctors.  Now just days into the new year, the legislation appears to be dead in the … [Read more...]

New Medicare out-of-pocket home health care expenses for Seniors on the horizon?

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission suggested Thursday one strategy to cut health care spending; the strategy would force Medicare recipients who receive home health care to pay an out-of-pocket cost.  The proposed cost is … [Read more...]

Obamacare Warfare: Why is the Public Positively Puzzled on Health Reform?

Struggling to make sense of the status of health care reform in America? Don’t worry; neither can Congress, the White House, nor the Courts say with certainty whether The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act) will … [Read more...]

The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: It’s all a state of mind

The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together for the … [Read more...]

Evan Farr quoted by Fox News on healthcare privacy

The WikiLeaks security breach has stirred much conversation...but not just regarding the leaked cables themselves. The entire ordeal is raising numerous questions ranging from national security to constitutional issues.FOX News … [Read more...]

Should the WikiLeaks fiasco raise healthcare privacy concerns?

Read the FULL Article here With roughly 250,000 documents released by WikiLeaks and with the aid of some popular media outlets, the ramifications of the diplomatic cables will be far-reaching. My initial thoughts were mixed: … [Read more...]

Should the WikiLeaks fiasco raise healthcare privacy concerns?

As the recent WikiLeaks disclosures continue to make headlines across the globe, I can not help but reflect upon what this means for healthcare privacy. Why are these classified documents so “sensitive” in nature, that the White … [Read more...]

Largest Health Insurer Forecasts Growth in Medicare Advantage Plans for Elderly

Today, Reuters reported that United Health Group (UNH.N) expects health insurance plan enrollments to increase over the next year. The Group is the largest health insurer in the U.S and expects the growth to result at least in … [Read more...]

Power to the Patients! New Rules Forbid Discrimination in Medicare Facilities

Patient advocates have commented by the thousands in an effort to end any real or perceived discrimination. In April, 2010, President Obama echoed these pleas...as of this week, new rules have been established and will go into … [Read more...]

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