PA encourages doctors to seek CMS bonuses; Report shows that allowing Americans to buy into Medicare would save money;

> The Pennsylvania e-Health Initiative is reminding physicians in PA that IT help is available to help them get up to a 1.5 percent bonus from CMS. Article

> A recent CBO report looks favorably on one possible healthcare reform plan. It says that allowing Americans to buy into Medicare before 65 would lower costs and increase the number of people with health care coverage. Article

> Though Medicare doesn't actually pay for long-term care costs, it may be filling the need among elderly anyway by paying for some post-acute care services. Article

> Not everyone's cutting back: University of Connecticut Health Center and Hartford Hospital are seeking legislative approval to expand early next year by building a $475 million hospital. Article

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