Tag Archives: Medicare

Hustling Hope: Big name in medicine touted Trina diabetes treatment before founder’s indictment

Hustling Hope: Big name in medicine touted Trina diabetes treatment before founder’s indictment

Sacramento lawyer G. Ford Gilbert, the recently indicted founder of the national diabetes network Trina Health, hitched his clinic’s expansion plans to a big national name in organized medicine and health policy: Dr. Jack Lewin. Lewin was CEO of the California Medical Association for more than 11 years, CEO of the American College of Cardiology for more than five years ... Read More »

Problems with Hospice Compare website delay release of new data

Problems with Hospice Compare website delay release of new data

Quality of care in the nation’s hospices came under the spotlight in August when the agency that runs Medicare rated some 3,800 facilities nationally, including about two dozen in San Diego County, on seven measures. Now, the same federal agency that published the online scorecard, Hospice Compare, is getting attention because its website has flaws, and that has delayed the ... Read More »

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 »