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Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Medicare to pay $450 to help seniors lose weight, avoid diabetes

Oscar and Teri Lara of Rancho Bernardo were diagnosed with prediabetes a few months ago, a condition 86 million Americans share. That means the retired couple live with a greater chance they’ll develop diabetes, which can lead to heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease, and an early death. The Laras are lucky.  Nine in 10 Americans don’t know they have ... Read More »

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego area doctors seldom complain to their patients about low Medicare pay. But for two long decades, many have complained bitterly to each other. That’s because an old and complex federal formula reimburses physicians here as if they were practicing in “rural” areas, and assumes their costs of rent and staff are low, resembling those in Fresno or El ... Read More »