Charles Ornstein: Data to Be Withheld from Database of Physician PaymentsSeptember 2014
The federal government won’t release data on some research payments to doctors.
Charles Ornstein: The Shutdown of the Pharma Payment Verification SystemAugust 2014
The government had to take offline its system for doctors to verify payments from drug companies.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Billing Outliers Often Have Disciplinary Problems, TooJune 2014
Medicare finds financial oversight associated with more serious problems.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Overpays BillionsMay 2014
The findings by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate that many doctors bill for services very differently than their peers.
Charles Ornstein: More Tools, Beyond Ratings, To Pick Your DoctorApril 2014
Doctor familiarity without the wire taps.
A.C.Thompson: Assisted Living Giant Is Focus of Federal ProbeMarch 2014
Assisted living needs its own checkups.
Charles Ornstein: Some Predictions on How Medicare Will Release Physician Payment DataJanuary 2014
The government’s announcement that it will begin releasing the data seems to have ticked off both supporters and opponents of broader transparency in medicine.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful PrescribersJanuary 2014
From Plan B to Part D, another controversial medical scenario.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Caught Up in a Medicare FraudJanuary 2014
Either Joyce Heap was being given expensive medications for conditions she didn't have or something sinister was going on.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Why You Should Care About the Drugs Your Doctor PrescribesJuly 2013
When taking prescription drugs, a lot is left unknown.
Robert Reich: Selling the StoreMarch 2013
Why Democrats shouldn’t put Social Security and Medicare on the table.
Charles Ornstein: How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life CareMarch 2013
A veteran health reporter reflects on Medicare spending and family's hospital decision-making.
Mattea Kramer: Tough Talk for AmericaOctober 2012
A guide to the presidential debates you won't be hearing.
Robert Reich: The Fanatical GOPAugust 2012
In its stance on everything from Medicaid to millionaires, the new Republican platform shows the growing extremism within the party.
Robert Reich: Whose Plan Destroys Medicare — Obama’s or Romney-Ryan’s?August 2012
Mitt Romney has charged that the Affordable Care Act will make massive cuts in Medicare. Is he right?