RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Medicare

A collection of news and information related to Medicare published by this site and its partners.

Top Medicare Articles

Displaying items 13-23
  • Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care

    Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care
    As the new year begins, local healthcare providers are preparing for a potential flood of patients who previously didn’t have access to insurance, but who will now be covered as the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect. More primary care...
  • Groups work to reduce hospital readmissions

    Groups work to reduce hospital readmissions
    The Glendale Healthier Community Coalition brought together representatives from several nonprofit organizations this week for a workshop with the three local hospitals looking at ways to reduce patient readmissions. Starting Oct. 1, Medicare began...
  • 2 fugitives accused of Medicare fraud may be in Glendale, U.S. says

    Federal authorities say two of Medicare's most-wanted fugitives may be hiding out in Glendale. Healthcare investigators say Karo Gotti Blkhoyan, 32, and Anush Sahakyan, 29, set up a phony medical clinic in South Carolina from 2009 to 2010 and billed for...
  • Fugitives accused of Medicare fraud seen in the Glendale area

    Fugitives accused of Medicare fraud seen in the Glendale area
    Authorities are looking for two fugitives who allegedly helped try to bilk $1.3 million from Medicare and who may be hiding out in Glendale or the surrounding region, according to an announcement Wednesday. Anush Sahakyan and Karo Gotti Blkhoyan were...
  • Schiff introduces bill to improve auditing of Medicare

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) re-introduced a bill on Tuesday to improve the nation’s system for auditing Medicare in an effort to reduce soaring healthcare costs. The Medicare Audit Improvement Act, which Schiff introduced along with Rep. Sam...
  • Glendale man sentenced for running fake clinic, defrauding Medicare

    A Glendale man was sentenced late Thursday to serve two years in prison for operating a bogus medical clinic on the East Coast and defrauding Medicare. George Baginyan, 33, pleaded guilty last October to 10 counts of health care fraud and 10 counts of...
  • 15 arrested in alleged $18M Medicare fraud scheme

    15 arrested in alleged $18M Medicare fraud scheme
    Fifteen people were arrested today on suspicion of taking part in an elaborate $18-million Medicare fraud scheme that officials say involved a Glendale medical clinic and pharmacy in San Marino. The scheme involved so-called “prescription...
  • Hospital coalition aims to drop patient readmissions

    Hospital coalition aims to drop patient readmissions
    Local hospitals are ramping up efforts to drive down their readmission rates as an Oct. 1 deadline looms for them to achieve results or face state-imposed penalties. Of all the patients readmitted to the three local hospitals — Glendale Adventist,...
  • FBI raid nets 15 accused in $100M Medicare case

    Fifteen people in Glendale and Burbank were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a major healthcare fraud scheme — most of who were accused of being associated with a crime enterprise that submitted more than $100 million in bogus claims to...
  • Fraud suspect appears in court

    LOS ANGELES — A Glendale man suspected of being a high-ranking member of an Armenian American crime organization appeared in a downtown Los Angeles federal court Friday to face charges that he and dozens of other people submitted more than $100...
  • Bail denied in largest ever Medicare fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...