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File photo: The focus of the FBI search at the Vitreo-Retinal Consultants Eye Center was reportedly Dr. Salomon Melgen’s finances. (Source: CBS4)

Wealthy Florida Doctor Linked To Senator Back In News

A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

04/12/2014

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Some Doctors Getting Millions From Medicare

A South Florida doctor topped the list of Medicare pay outs in 2012. That’s the finding of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration.

04/09/2014

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Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled Substances

The next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.

03/06/2014

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2014 Campaigns Could Be Heated Over Health Care

The nationwide campaign for Congress this fall could be a competitive one because of Omabacare according to political experts.

02/22/2014

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Rubio Targets War On Poverty On 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

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Three Plead Guilty In S. FL Medicare Scheme

A Medicare fraud scheme that unraveled for three South Florida people is weeks away from wrapping up.

09/06/2013

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) One of the new operating rooms at Jackson South

Florida Hospitals Reduce Readmission Rates

Just five years ago, Florida was considered one of the worst in the nation when it came down to health outcomes and high costs, according to Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Now the state is doing what it can to improve quality for patients and save money under the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Miami–08/13/2013

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Feds Ban Some Medicare And Medicaid Providers In Miami

Federal health officials have announced they will ban certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in three cities, including Miami.

07/26/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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