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Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster and Franciscan St. Anthony Health recently received A grades, the highest given, as a reflection of superior hospital safety.

August 30, 2014 11:00 am

Community Healthcare forms a clinical integration model for patient care

Community Healthcare System will soon be implementing an integrated approach to its patient care. Community Healthcare Partners, a clinical integration organization, is designed to develop ongoing clinical initiatives to provide a higher quality, more efficient, less costly care for its patients.

August 23, 2014 12:30 pm
Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

The Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care has been awarded to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point.

August 22, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

Medicare isn’t eligible for AARP membership yet, but at 49, it’s looking pretty darn good. Many Hoosiers seem to agree. More than 1 million Indiana residents use the program, and 98 percent of eligible Hoosier seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Local man expected to enter plea in Medicaid, Medicare kickback scheme

HAMMOND | The owner of medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana entered into a plea agreement Wednesday regarding a kickback scheme in which he allegedly paid two doctors to refer their Medicare and Medicaid patients to his businesses.

July 25, 2014 7:23 pm

Indiana ranks low among states' anti-poverty programs

In 2012, Indiana was ranked 40th for its lack of providing health care to low-income residents by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. This ranking resulted from comparing the disparity in health care coverage between the bottom 20-percent of low-income residents and upper-income resi…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
New generation preparing to fight for America's future

New generation preparing to fight for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of America depends on "millennials" — people born after 1980 — working together to undo the damage wrought by baby boomers on the nation's economy, finances and foreign policy, according to a new book by Schererville native Pete Seat.

April 12, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

Being sick is undeniably stressful, and being sick without health coverage is even more so. For the 13 percent of Hoosiers ages 50 to 64 — about 172,000 people — who were uninsured in 2011, I have a message for you: Please don’t miss the March 31 deadline to buy coverage through the Health I…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

We really do not have a health care “system” in the United States, especially when compared to the European model of a government-run, single-payer system.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

As a general surgeon with more than three decades of experience in private clinical practice, I can safely say Obamacare is the culmination of the fundamental changes I've seen in the way doctors practice medicine.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond doctor agrees to guilty plea in alleged kickback scheme

HAMMOND | A city physician agreed to plead guilty Friday to accepting kickbacks for Medicare patient referrals and illegally dispensing prescription drugs, federal court records show.

February 28, 2014 3:48 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.

December 31, 2013 12:20 pm

Put dental, vision in original Medicare plan

These Medicare Advantage plans broadcast on TV tell you of all the benefits in the plans, including dental and vision benefits.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

The last months of institutional turmoil in Congress have included sequestration, a government shutdown and a near default on our debt. My vote, in favor of the bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and to prevent default on our monetary obligations, was necessary to make certain t…

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Medicare is cutting back on medicine in ER

Beware. The cutbacks are here.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Let congressman know about Medicare problems

My wife and I have had trouble getting Medicare to fix its erroneous records and process our medical bills correctly. Each of us has Medicare as a primary insurer and a Medicare supplement policy as a secondary  insurer. But false Medicare records showed us as having other primary insurance.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

INDIANAPOLIS | Count U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita among Republicans who -- contrary to nearly every economist -- believes it would be a good thing in the long run if the United States defaults on its national debt Thursday.

October 14, 2013 1:06 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

Alert congressman about problems with Medicare

My wife and I have had trouble getting Medicare to fix its erroneous records and process our medical bills correctly. Each of us has Medicare as a primary insurer and a medicare supplement policy as a secondary insurer. But false Medicare records showed us as having other primary insurance.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Budget cooperation? That's crazy talk, Pete

The almost three decades in Congress obviously are beginning to take a heavy mental toll on Pete Visclosky based on his comments this week.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
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