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  • Letter: Legislation is a key Alzheimer's step

    Kudos to Rep. Adam Schiff for recently co-sponsoring the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (Health Outcomes, Planning and Education). Congressional passage of this bill would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their families would receive comprehensive care planning on treatments, services and supports. Such planning will help improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals, their families and caregivers.
  • Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

    Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report
    Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was...

    Glendale woman and L.A. doctor face fraud charges

    A 38-year-old Glendale woman who co-owned a home-health agency has been indicted for taking part in a scheme that defrauded Medicare out of $22 million, according to court records unsealed on Thursday.  Angela Avetisyan, a Los Angeles physician...

    Ambulance company sues federal investigators

    A Glendale-based ambulance company is claiming that its operators were targeted in a federal corruption investigation, during which the company was denied millions in Medicare funding because of their ethnicity and driven into bankruptcy, according to a...

    Letter: The advantages of advantage plans

    What is making Medicare Advantage increasingly popular for people with Medicare? With these plans, you get all the benefits of Original Medicare and more. For instance, some Medicare Advantage plans offer: - choice of a primary care physician in the...