- Section 1: Consumer Healthcare Scam Trends
This section is dedicated to Healthcare Consumers identify and manage healthcare scams.
- How to Spot and Avoid Medicare Scams Preventing Identity Theft and Medicare Fraud By Tanya Feke, MD Updated on January 31, 2021
How to Spot and Avoid Medicare Scams
- HEALTH CARE FRAUD UNIT
How to report Healthcare Scams and Fraud
- FACTS & STATISTICS
Healthcare Scams and Fraud Facts and Figures
- Learn to Spot and Six Ways to Avoid Common Health Scams
More information regarding spotting healthcare scams
- Healthcare Consumer Common Health Scams
Healthcare Scams are everywhere. Consumer Beware
- Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes
MEDICARE ENROLLES BEWARE! MAKE SURE YOU ARE ASKING ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
- Section 2: Consumer Trends
This section will help the consumer what and how current healthcare trends will affect them.
- Doctors Are Disappearing From Emergency Rooms as Hospitals Look to Cut Costs
WOW....Consumer should know what to look for.
- Era of ‘Free’ Covid Vaccines, Test Kits, and Treatments Is Ending. Who Will Pay the Tab Now?
New regulations to cost the consumer more
- Health Benefit Cost Growth Will Accelerate to 5.6% in 2023, Mercer Survey Finds
Healthcare consumers should be expecting their insurance premiums to increase in 3023. The following data provided by Mercer outlines the increases
- Reentry Programs to Help Former Prisoners Obtain Health Care Are Often Underused
A little used program to help released prisoners.
- New analysis: CMS vastly overestimates hospital price transparency efforts By Cynthia A. FisherMarch 2, 2023
The Healthcare Consumer is not winning. Check out this article.
- 14% of hospitals comply with price transparency, survey finds: 4 things to know
In a survey of 1,000 hospitals, 14.3 percent were compliant with the federal price transparency rule that took effect Jan. 1, 2021, a February report by patientrightsadvocate.org found
- Patients from poorer counties get worse hospital care, report finds
A report published last year from 3M’s Clinical and Economic Research division shows how Medicare patients living in lower-income and lower-education areas experience more preventable harm from hospital care, even after adjusting for patient ris
- A drug for pregnant women doesn’t work, according to the FDA. A company is selling it anyway
American babies are at far higher risk of dying before their first birthdays than those in almost any other wealthy country. A big reason for those deaths, more than 21,000 each year, is that too many are born too soon
- Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public
But a New York Times investigation, based on the most comprehensive analysis of the data that powers the ratings program, found that it is broken.
- My Drug Copay Coupon a Form of Charity — Or a Bribe?
If a drugmaker is offering copay assistance, you can
assume the list price of the drug is high, but I wasn’t sure how high. Did this
outwardly kind offer represent, essentially, a kind of bribe?
- The Doctor Didn’t Show Up, but the Hospital ER Still Charged $1,012
When the surgeon didn’t appear after more than an hour, the wife took her son home. The hospital told her to make a follow-up appointment with a doctor, which turned out to be unnecessary because the burn healed quickly.
- Watchdog: Private Medicare plans denied nearly 1 in 5 claims that should have been paid
A government watchdog report released Thursday found private Medicare plans routinely rejected claims that should have been paid and denied services that reviewers found to be medically necessary.
- When you're charged a copay you shouldn't owe
This is part of Axios' series, Billed and Confused. Have you been hit with an unexpected medical bill? Maybe the overall medical billing experience left you feeling puzzled or upset? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can dig into what's happening. Note: this story was originally published on Jan. 20.
- Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead
The Biden administration and state officials are bracing for a great unwinding: millions of people losing their Medicaid benefits when the pandemic health emergency ends. Some might sign up for different insurance. Many others are bound to get lost in the transition.
- Most medical debt will be dropped from consumers' credit reports BY AIMEE PICCHI
Medical bills have become a source of major financial trouble for millions of Americans, amounting to the largest source of personal debt in the U.S. Now, the top three credit reporting agencies plan to drop most medical debt from consumers' credit reports starting this summer.
- Non-Charitable’ Nonprofit Hospital Ordered to Start Paying Property Taxes Jan. 7, 2022, 3:45 AM Bloomberg Tax
In many US cities, large, nonprofit hospitals, health centers, universities, and colleges—"meds and
eds"—pay little, if any, property taxes. That could be changing. Bill Kennedy and Jared Johnson of
White and Williams, LLP, warn that litigation is now challenging their nonprofit nature.
- Section 3: For Politicians and Concerned Citizens-Billions of Taxpayers Wasted Dollars..
Waste is defined as the thoughtless or careless expenditure, mismanagement, or abuse of resources to the detriment (or potential detriment) of the U.S. government. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs resulting from inefficient or ineffective practices, systems, or controls.
- “Eye-popping” executive salaries led these hospitals to lose their property tax benefits BY Judith Garber | March 3, 2023
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE....HOSPITALS CEO SALARIES ARE OUTRAGEOUS
- Proposed Medicare Advantage Changes Cannot Accurately Be Called ‘Cuts,’ Experts Say By Madison Czopek, PolitiFact and Yacob Reyes, PolitiFact FEBRUARY 22, 2023
This is unbelievable,,,,read this and call your Santor or Representative!
- Hospital outpatient billing draws bipartisan heat
This is a major rip off!! Healthcare consumers end up paying more!!
- Eliminate Waste And Unlock Value In Healthcare Software Spend
Another example of Healthcare Waste.