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How much should we pay for convicting wrong guy?

...received total compensation ranging from $400,000 to $1.2 million. It's to cover medical expenses, Social Security and Medicare benefits that were never earned and decades of missed income.Maxwell said that's really a bargain for taxpayers because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-18/how-much-should-we-pay
Feds sue Savannah hospital

...others for what it said were false and fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement based on prohibited referrals by physicians whose...False Claims Act and laws designed to curb overbilling for Medicare services by physicians who refer patients to facilities in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-09/feds-sue-savannah-hosp
Georgia lawmakers consider standard payout for people wrongfully convicted

...services that most former inmates get. Most don't have job skills or savings and don't even qualify for Social Security or Medicare because they have no work history."That's really the hardest part of their life, trying to figure out how to build their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/georgia-lawmakers-consider-st
Kroc Center strives to meet area's needs

...Minutes? (a class for Seniors); art exhibitions and "Meet The Artist" receptions; a knitting club; Trunk or Treat; and Medicare and You, a free program for seniors scheduled for Aug. 14.The Kroc Center, like a Bible in your home, will be transformative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-11/kroc-center-stri
Kroc Center hasn't spurred hoped for Harrisburg revitalization, some say

...said Jones, whose church hosts two nonprofits that tutor Harrisburg children and host a health care clinic for Medicaid and Medicare patients. "It takes time to settle in and establish relationships, and I don't think they've had an opportunity to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-09/kroc-center-hasnt-spurred-ho
Medical residency changes proposed

...the need to diversify funding away from Medicare, said Dr. Peter Buckley, dean of Medical...study group and a former director of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which principally...U.S.The group proposed taking the Medicare payments, about $10 billion of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/medical-residency-changes-pr
Check doctors' vitals, before they check yours

...unneeded X-rays and MRIs for back pain.By year's end, Medicare plans to have released quality measurements for more than 160...transparency and driving quality improvement," Dr. Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer, told the AP.Consumers think it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-07-30/check-doctors-vitals-the
Medicare change absurd

...You have got to be kidding me!For King Obama to authorize Medicare to pay for gender reassignment surgeries, when so many legitimate medications and procedures have been cut from coverage by Medicare, is ridiculous. This is an elective surgery.This isn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-30/medicare-change-absurd
Medicare pays nearly $124 million to Augusta providers

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments...top-billing physician.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser vices released the Part...toward greater transparency for how Medicare pays for services, said Jonathan Blum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-12/medicaire-pays-nearly-124-mi
Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...as the military, Social Security and Medicare that comprise the bulk of Washington's...President George W. Bush's expansion of Medicare to provide a new drug benefit for seniors and the "Medicare Advantage" program that essentially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det