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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
These Medicare Advantage plans broadcast on TV tell you of all the benefits in the plans, including dental and vision benefits.
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…
Beware. The cutbacks are here.
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.
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.
What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.
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.
The almost three decades in Congress obviously are beginning to take a heavy mental toll on Pete Visclosky based on his comments this week.
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