04/09/2014

Hurting for healthcare in Miramar? There's an event for you on April 30.

The City of Miramar's health and services fair is free to veterans and seniors.

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South Florida's top-billing Medicare doc is under investigation for bilking system

A South Florida ophthalmologist under criminal investigation for alleged excessive billing of Medicare emerged as the federal health program’s top-paid physician in the nation,

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Obama administration makes doctors' Medicare services and charges accessible to consumers

The release of the formerly protected data will give researchers, policymakers and consumers a new window into healthcare spending and physician practice patterns,

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04/03/2014

Alzheimer's deaths vastly under-reported, studies say

People may be dying of Alzheimer's six times more than reported, one study suggests. If so, research to treat and cure the disease is under-funded.

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Doctors struggle to cope with healthcare overhaul's demands

As millions more people enter the ranks of the insured, doctors are burning out -- and dropping out, says report.

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04/02/2014

Miami VA hospital unit hits a low for veterans' care

A drug abuse rehab program at Miami’s Veterans Affairs hospital failed to monitor patients, provide sufficient staff, control access to the facility or even curb illicit drug use among patients — culminating with the death of a combat veteran in his 20s who overdosed on cocaine and heroin,

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Obamacare sign-ups top seven million

The Obama administration took a victory lap Tuesday as enrollment through the health law’s exchanges topped 7 million, a goal previously thought untouchable when the website healthcare.gov sputtered and crashed as sign-ups began last fall.

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04/01/2014

State lawmaker promotes changes to nursing education bill

A proposal winding its way through the Florida Legislature seeks to raise the bar for nursing education programs. But on Tuesday, Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, added a provision that would give struggling programs more leniency by allowing longer probationary periods before closure. Among the potential beneficiaries: politically connected Dade Medical...

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So you missed the health plan enrollment deadline. Now what?

People who didn't sign up for health insurance by March 31 can still get care at free or sliding scale clinics and sign up for Medicaid in states that expanded that program.

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In the wake of new health plan enrollments, a morning after story

A riveting first look at the first days of new health coverage.

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