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July 4, 1993 | Associated Press
The rapid escalation of Medicare spending may be slowing down, the Health Care Financing Administration said Friday. The health insurance program for the aged and disabled spent $33.6 billion in the first three months of this year. That was 7.85% more than it spent in the same period last year, but in the previous quarter, Medicare payments rose 11.4%. In fiscal 1992, the growth rate was even higher--13.4%.
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NEWS
August 3, 1988
A federal judge ruled that the Reagan Administration is illegally denying Medicare benefits to hundreds and possibly thousands of elderly people who need daily home health care. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Federal health authorities notified Hollywood Community Hospital Friday that its Medicare funding will be terminated in two weeks unless the hospital can prove that medical conditions have improved. The action by the Health Care Financing Administration followed a recent survey of the hospital by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1988
Federal officials have decided to cut off government insurance payments to an Inglewood nursing home where county inspectors found widespread health violations. St. Erne's Sanitarium, a 276-bed facility serving mostly low-income psychiatric and medical patients, received notification Tuesday from the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration that it can no longer accept Medicare and Medi-Cal patients after Sept. 20.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1989
Federal health authorities have decertified Southern California's largest Pap smear laboratory, saying it has misdiagnosed too many specimens. Central Pathology Services Medical Group of Tarzana daily processes about 2,600 Pap smears, which are used by doctors to detect cervical cancer.
NEWS
September 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
The amount of money an elderly person must pay before receiving Medicare hospital benefits next year will increase by $32 to $592, the government announced today. The Health Care Financing Administration said the major reason for the increase in the deductible is the estimated increase in the cost of products and services purchased by hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1987
A San Diego nursing home was given an extension Thursday in its fight to retain the right to receive Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursements, despite a federal agency's finding that "numerous health violations" exist at the home. The Alvarado Convalescent and Rehabilitation Hospital was given until June 5 "to resolve issues involving continued Medicare and Medi-Cal certification," a hospital statement issued Thursday afternoon said.
NEWS
December 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton is suggesting a series of changes that would save the federal government at least $2.1 billion by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program. In his first proposal for the federal budget beginning next Oct. 1, the president will announce today a package of legislative initiatives that would help the Health Care Financing Administration combat wasteful or abusive practices.
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