Medicare http://wunc.org en Some N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalty http://wunc.org/post/some-nc-hospitals-hit-medicare-penalty <p>Medicare patients who are frequently admitted to hospitals are beginning to cause extra fees for those facilities.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:12:51 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20389 at http://wunc.org Some N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalty Why A Federal Judge Rejected WakeMed’s Settlement For A Second Time http://wunc.org/post/why-federal-judge-rejected-wakemed-s-settlement-second-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The federal investigation into <a href="http://www.wakemed.org/">WakeMed </a>over Medicare fraud looked like it was going to end in a settlement. But a federal judge twice rejected the agreement between the hospital and prosecutors, leaving the case unresolved. <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/">News &amp; Observer</a> reporter Joe Neff joins host Frank Stasio in the studio to discuss the case.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:51 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 9829 at http://wunc.org NC Delegates Wrap Up Week In Tampa http://wunc.org/post/nc-delegates-wrap-week-tampa <p>North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are headed home, after their big week in Tampa. Delegate John Steward from Union County joined thousands of fellow party members at Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech last night. He says he likes that Romney is not backing away from cutting federal spending.<br><br>John Steward says, "I really liked the fact they're not backing off the Medicaid and Medicare - the only way to save it is to reform it and they're not backing off of that."<br> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & NPR StateImpact Florida 1771 at http://wunc.org Medicare Releases Rates For Hospital Acquired Complications http://wunc.org/post/medicare-releases-rates-hospital-acquired-complications <p>New data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services shows some higher complication rates than average at several area hospitals.<br><br>The new online data base at the Medicare website shows rates for eight so-called 'never' events.&nbsp; Those are complications Medicare officials believe should never happen in hospitals. Those incidents include patients developing bedsores, or doctors leaving objects inside their surgical patients. Medicare has stopped reimbursing hospitals for many of these hospital acquired complications.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 9093 at http://wunc.org It's Time For Medicare Drug Plan Re-enrollment http://wunc.org/post/its-time-medicare-drug-plan-re-enrollment <p></p><p>In the fall, many workers have the opportunity to change their health insurance coverage. That’s true for Medicare beneficiaries as well. Seniors and people with disabilities covered by Medicare have until the new year to review and make changes to their plans. And this year, there are plenty of changes complicating matters. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:55:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 11380 at http://wunc.org It's Time For Medicare Drug Plan Re-enrollment