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Downsizer changes mean retirees can upsize their super

Until now, government initiatives to alleviate the pandemic’s economic impacts have not offered much support to the older generation. However, a new ruling by the Australian Tax Office provides a potential way for some retirees to improve their retirement income. Now, the government’s downsizer legislation allows retirees who own their home to sell a part… Read More »

Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine by Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Their Families – ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and… Read More »

UVA Doctors Decry Aggressive Billing Practices By Their Own Hospital

Prominent doctors at UVA Health System are expressing public outrage at their employer’s practices to collect unpaid medical debt from its patients. A Kaiser Health News report in September that showed UVA sued 36,000 patients over six years for more than $ 100 million, seizing wages and savings and even pushing families into bankruptcy. Special… Read More »

Five tactics payers can use to improve their Star Ratings

Medicare’s five-star quality ratings system reflects how well a health plan meets member needs and federal recommendations on patient care. Performance ratings, which are publicly published on Medicare.gov, influence consumer perception of payers and have a direct impact on a health plan’s member enrollment, revenue and potential to earn bonus incentives. Member enrollment. A one-star… Read More »