Medicare Rates Hospitals By StarsThink of it as "Trip Advisor" for the ill. Medicare is basing the star ratings on patient satisfaction surveys.
Zeoli Show Log 3.26.15Rich covered the revelation that the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was brought down deliberately, the NCAA's objection to a new law in Indiana, and a man who $7 million on a lottery ticket. He also talked with aviation lawyer Arthur Wolk and Dr. Katie Schultheis.
New Medicare Rules Coming For Dialysis Patients In Pennsylvania And New JerseyA crackdown on Medicare fraud will affect dialysis patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Both states are part of a pilot project to cut down on ambulance trips to treatment.
Dr. Hummer: 'There's A Flaw In Medicare Funding And Reimbursement'Charles “Chip” Hummer III, M.D. told WPHT morning host Chris Stigall that the Medicare system is flawed and needs to be strengthened.
Independence Blue CrossRobert Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Independence Blue Cross, shared some important advice for people who are enrolling in Medicare plans.
Bucks County Man Gets Long Prison Sentence For Medicare FraudA Bucks county man has been sentenced to 14-and-a-half years in prison for a fraud that cheated Medicare out of millions of dollars intended for people who needed hospice care.
Stigall Discusses Perceived Connection Between Allyson Schwartz, The Media And ObamacareChris Stigall discussed Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s decision to make her support for the Affordable Care Act a key issue in her campaign for Governor Wednesday morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
Medicaid Patients Less Likely To Get Primary Care AppointmentStudy finds privately insured patients are more than 25% more likely to get a primary care appointment than patients on Medicaid.
Stigall Show Log 4.9.14Chris reviews yesterday's Phillies home opener, Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony on gun safety, and the President's efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine.
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Stigall Show Log 10.30.13Chris reviews the apology given by the Obama Administration for the rollout of healthcare.gov, Chris Christie's huge lead in the polls in the leadup to the election for Governor in New Jersey, and NSA spying on foreign leaders. He talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.
Open Enrollment Underway For 2 Medicare SupplementsOpen Enrollment is underway for two popular Medicare supplements. People over 65 can sign up for extra health and prescription drug coverage.