Louisiana leads the nation in Medicare overbilling

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana posted the highest rate of Medicare being overbilled for services in the nation in 2015, with providers charging an estimated $1.25 billion more than they should have, according to a federal report.

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Should Medicare Add A Long-Term Care Benefit?

Public opinion surveys show that most Americans incorrectly think Medicare pays for long-term supports and services (LTSS). It does not.

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Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

We all want to protect our older family members and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to reduce the risk of falling, a leading cause of injury, is a step toward this goal.

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How Much Of Your Social Security Benefit Is Taxable?

Short answer: You’re getting robbed, and the system is bankrupt.

None, some or most of the payout you get from Social Security will show up on line 20b of your federal tax return and get taxed.

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9 Perks of Getting Older

There's an upside to aging, from getting tax breaks to discounts at your favorite stores.

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Raising retirement age could hurt the poor, less educated, study finds

Raising the retirement age is a common recommendation to end the financial woes facing Social Security. The idea is simple: Because people are living longer and healthier lives, they can afford to work well past 66 and retire later in life.

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Why Florida Is Losing Its Grip on Retirees

A new ranking of best states to retire puts Virginia first, while traditional havens score poorly.

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New Medicare model may improve care, cost for knee, hip surgeries

BALTIMORE, April 1 (UPI) -- A new model of Medicare reimbursement for hip and knee replacements surgeries goes into effect today, with the goal of improving care while lowering cost.

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How To Maximize Your Social Security

Are you counting on a handsome monthly check from Social Security to help fund a financially comfortable, worry-free retirement for you – for life?

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Senate passes bill to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Senator Patrick Gallivan announces the Senate has passed a bill to make it easier for victims of elder abuse to provide testimony in criminal proceedings against their abuser.  

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