medicare en To a Thief, Your Medicare Card Is Better Than a Credit Card <span style="color: black; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">In May, <a href=""><u><font color="#0000ff">The Advocate</font></u></a> reported officials had indicted healthcare practitioners in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for fraudulent Medicare billings totaling at least $80 million. Julie Agan, Senior Medicare Patrol Officer for EQ Health, says the fraud could get worse, but there are ways to guard against it.</span><a href="" class="asset-audio">Julie Agan</a><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:02:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 38069 at Interviews: Insurance Expert Robert Zirkelbach, Screenwriters Ton Anton & Sandi Russell Jim talks with Robert Zirkelbach, VP of America's Health Insurance Plans, about budget challenges facing Medicare.<p>Filmmakers Tom Anton and&#160; Sandi Russell, discuss their new film "The Pardon",&#160; the true story of the last woman to be executed in Louisiana, back&#160; in the 1942.<p>LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope, who's at odds with the LSU&#160; Board of Supervisors over the secrecy in choosing a new university president.<p>Also, LSU horticulturist Carl Motsenbocker talks with Jim about the 3rd Annual Dinner In The Field &#38; Farm Tour, and the virtues of eating "slow foods".<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Jim Engster 31611 at As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Medicare And Medicaid Face Uncertain Budget Futures No matter who wins the election on Nov. 6, official Washington will have to deal with something called the "<a href="">fiscal cliff</a>" before the end of the year.<p>What's coming is a perfect storm of expiring tax cuts, scheduled budget cuts, and various other spending changes scheduled to take place Jan. 1 unless Congress and President Obama (who no matter what will still be president until next Jan. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:39:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 22287 at Medicare And Medicaid: How The Campaigns Differ Since GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, seems all we've been hearing about is Medicare and its future.<p>No surprise, of course: Ryan is the author of the GOP budget plan that would dramatically remake how the health care insurance program for seniors is managed and funded. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:47:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 18175 at