medicare http://wwno.org en To a Thief, Your Medicare Card Is Better Than a Credit Card http://wwno.org/post/thief-your-medicare-card-better-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="http://theadvocate.com/home/5976028-125/three-louisiana-doctors-indicted-following"><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="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/07/agan_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Julie Agan</a><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:02:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 38069 at http://wwno.org Interviews: Insurance Expert Robert Zirkelbach, Screenwriters Ton Anton & Sandi Russell http://wwno.org/post/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="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/JES_032113.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Jim Engster 31611 at http://wwno.org As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Medicare And Medicaid Face Uncertain Budget Futures http://wwno.org/post/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="http://www.npr.org/2012/10/11/162726223/how-we-got-to-the-edge-of-the-fiscal-cliff">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 http://wwno.org Medicare And Medicaid: How The Campaigns Differ http://wwno.org/post/medicare-and-medicaid-how-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 http://wwno.org