Items Tagged with 'Medicare'


Health care coming to crossroads, pharmacy expert says

Change is inevitable as companies have no pressure to keep drug costs low.

December 21, 2018
Amid rising health care costs nationwide, one area pharmacy expert said he believes disruptive changes to the system are on the horizon. Read More

Judge sentences pair in Medicare fraud case

October 19, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — Two home health agency owners have been sentenced to prison for their roles in what federal authorities describe as a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud Medicare. Read More

Feds step up fight against health care fraud

February 18, 2015
Wondering about the waste of your federal tax dollars? Read More

Medicare Part D works for seniors

October 3, 2014
Editor, A recent op-ed (Guest Column, “Support patient choice, Michigan small business,” Sept. 22) shows how the independent drugstore lobby wants to eliminate Medicare Part D plans that offer the lowest monthly premiums and are popular with seniors. Read More

Support patient choice, Michigan small business

September 19, 2014
More than 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries call Michigan home, and their community pharmacists strongly support new bipartisan legislation that would give them more convenient access to prescription drugs and discounted co-pays. Read More

Made in Michigan: Case produces fruitful holding for business owners

July 4, 2014
As the material participation debate continues to ripen, taxpayers and tax professionals are provided with the sweet taste of clarity surrounding the question of whether a trust may materially participate in a trade or business. Read More

Blue Care Network and Mercy Health partner on low-cost insurance plan

June 24, 2013
In response to the Affordable Care Act’s goal of reducing the number of uninsured Americans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Mercy Health in Grand Rapids have announced that as of Oct. 1, residents of Kent, Muskegon and Oceana counties who don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance, or who are Medicare-eligible, will be able to buy insurance from Blue Care Network of Michigan that is “very affordably priced.” Read More

Spectrum Health raises prices 5.9 percent in Grand Rapids

June 12, 2013
Spectrum Health prices at Grand Rapids hospitals and clinics will increase an average of 5.9 percent in FY2014, which begins July 1, according to its annual budget review. Read More

Hundreds of West Michigan docs now in an ACO

The POM accountable care organization organized by U-M represents 1,800 physicians.

January 25, 2013
Federal health authorities have announced a new accountable care organization approved by Medicare in January that represents 1,800 doctors across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula — including perhaps a thousand or more working in or near Grand Rapids, Muskegon and surrounding counties. Read More