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Medicare Fraud Doc’s Unrepentant

Medicare Fraud Doc’s Unrepentant

Dozens of physicians who received Medicare payments in 2012 had been thrown out of state Medicaid programs, been indicted or charged with fraud, or even settled allegations of overbilling Medicare itself, according to a ProPublica analysis of recently released doctor payment data. The analysis of payments made under Medicare Part B, which was released last […]

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Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

Fifty years ago, the first Baby Boomers hit 18 with a ravenous appetite for anything outside the mainstream. The U.S. economy was booming, and the country was yearning to shake off the November 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. Ford Motor couldn’t have timed the entirely new car better. On [...]   Ford Motor couldn’t have […]

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Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

Vegan Diet For A Healthy Life?

By Sarah Taylor - It starts when we’re 40 … the painful knees, the lack of energy, the puffing breath as we climb a few flights of stairs … it’s the beginning of our declining health.  We tell our friend about our painful knees and he complains about his cholesterol.  Our neighbor complains about her blood […]

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Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

Top 5 Retreats for Baby Boomers

It’s no surprise then that, according to Senior Living magazine, research shows that seniors prioritize travel. With unmatched free time and larger savings, you can use your retirement to discover new territory.  You can finally devote your time to yourself and your partner, exploring each other’s interests that, in the past, have taken a backseat […]

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Introducing Books, Bangles, Bottom Line

Introducing Books, Bangles, Bottom Line

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This is one of the weeks we could start in any number of ways… this time….It’s the reminder that it was 50 years ago that the Ford Mustang broke into automotive history. The starting price back then…a little over 23-hundred dollars. We’re excited here at bloomer boomer with the debut of a new show…Books, Bangles, […]

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Medicare Fraud Doc’s Unrepentant

Medicare Fraud Doc’s Unrepentant

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dozens of physicians who received Medicare payments in 2012 had been thrown out of state Medicaid programs, been indicted or charged with fraud, or even settled allegations of overbilling Medicare itself, according to a ProPublica analysis of recently released doctor payment data. The analysis of payments made under Medicare Part B, which was released last […]

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Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fifty years ago, the first Baby Boomers hit 18 with a ravenous appetite for anything outside the mainstream. The U.S. economy was booming, and the country was yearning to shake off the November 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. Ford Motor couldn’t have timed the entirely new car better. On [...]   Ford Motor couldn’t have […]

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Medicare Payment Data Dump Opens Can of Worms

Medicare Payment Data Dump Opens Can of Worms

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services heralded the historic release of data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by 880,000 physicians and other health care professionals. These providers received $77 billion in 2012 under the Medicare Part B fee-for-service program. Journalists and government transparency advocates are hailing the move as […]

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Changing Healthcare Since ‘Mad Men’

Changing Healthcare Since ‘Mad Men’

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As a health care wonk, one treat of watching “Mad Men” has been how the show’s creators have used the characters’ behaviors—and their interactions with the nation’s health system—to consistently tweak our nostalgic view of the 1960s. (When the show debuted, the plot was set in March 1960; by the time the sixth season wrapped up, “Mad Men” […]

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Retirement: How couple lives a ‘home-free’ lifestyle

Retirement: How couple lives a ‘home-free’ lifestyle

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Three years ago, retirees Lynne Martin, 73, and her husband Tim, 68, decided to live a “home-free” lifestyle in retirement. They gave away most of their possessions, sold their house in Paso Robles, Calif., found a new home for their dog and started traveling the world. Since then, they’ve lived in furnished apartments in Mexico, […]

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Medicare – Huge Doctor Payouts

Medicare – Huge Doctor Payouts

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Topping Medicare’s list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year after news broke that the lawmaker used the doctor’s personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Medicare paid Melgen $20.8 million. AP’s analysis found that a small sliver of the more than 825,000 individual […]

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Seven Big Mistakes Couples Make in Retirement

Seven Big Mistakes Couples Make in Retirement

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Getting ready for retirement? Just salivating at the thought of you and your spouse getting in that RV and roaming around the country? Or is your dream sitting on that deck in the morning with your spouse, a cup of coffee and a good book? If you and your spouse […]

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Surprise – Obama Administration Reverses Cuts To Medicare Plans

Surprise – Obama Administration Reverses Cuts To Medicare Plans

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Medicare has reversed proposed payment cuts to private heath plans in the popular Medicare Advantage program for the second straight year amid strong pushback from health insurers and Capitol Hill. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday, after proposing in February a 1.9 percent cut to private plans, […]

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