Healthcare Disparities

Jun 18, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the ACA, we should consider the healthcare disparities that result from our current system of healthcare.

Mandatory Compliance Programs: Coming Soon to a Provider Near You

May 3, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

Under the PPACA, compliance programs that were once voluntary will become mandatory for Medicare and Medicaid providers.

Insurers profit under the ACA

Feb 2, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

Despite the Affordable Care Act being labelled as bad for business, there is one industry segment that has definitely profited under the ACA – health insurers.

The Cost of Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA

Jan 19, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

The states’ challenge to the ACA Medicaid expansion is motivated by the increasing costs the program will impose on state budgets. The challenge will still likely fail.

Painful Pills

Jan 5, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

The increased use of legal narcotics has resulted in more overdose deaths and increased Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Using Predictive Modeling to Prevent Healthcare Fraud

Dec 1, 2011 By: Melissa Berry

In my last post, I discussed a few of the changes federal and state governments have made in their ongoing efforts to

Walmart Rolls Back Employee Health Benefits

Nov 18, 2011 By: Melissa Berry

In October, Walmart announced it will no longer offer health insurance to new part-time employees who work fewer than 24 hours a week, adding to the existing Medicare burden.

Today in 1966: Medicare takes effect

Jul 1, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 1, 1966, Medicare, the product of the efforts of several presidential administrations, took effect with over 19 million initially enrolled.

Today in 1965: LBJ signs Medicare into law

Jul 30, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

In 1964, Johnson defeated Goldwater in a landslide – and with a large Democratic majority riding his coattails into both houses of Congress, the stage was set for Medicare’s passage.