Joe Eaton

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Before he joined the Center’s staff in 2008, Joe Eaton was a staff writer at Washington City Paper and a reporter at The Roanoke Times. He has written for Salon.comUSA Today, and The (Baltimore) Sun. Eaton graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Washington state won't pay for medical procedures that don't work. Why can't Medicare do that?

Medicare paying more and more as critics question rationale for procedure that's often cosmetic.

Will Connecticut shooting change the calculus?

Black Friday retail protests highlight nationwide lack of job stability for workers.

Report says feds not doing enough to root out fraud in Medicaid personal services

Sebelius, Holder signal new scrutiny in wake of Center series

Center probe suggests facilities have taken advantage of government’s failure to set billing standards.

Change in definition brought the government's limousine count down.

Call-in shifts are good for business but bad for workers.

States pushing certification requirement for workers who clean surgical instruments

How contaminated medical devices expose patients to infection

Public interest groups demand health center's client list

Gingrich's Center for Health Transformation was power player on host of issues

Obama admin. disputes senators' contention that Michael Jackson's physician still eligible to bill Medicare

Senators' criticize Medicare's inability to weed out troubled physicians

Individual mandate will be focus of oral arguments in March

New report shows little difference despite increased costs for digital

Industry groups spent more than $24M this year to sway lawmakers

New recommendations on prostate screening raise wider issues on costs and benefits.

Beneficiaries easily went to multiple doctors for hydrocodone and oxycodone

Hatch, Coburn, says federal health program for the elderly isn't weeding out scamsters, bad doctors

Doctors sue to end AMA committee’s role in setting Medicare payments

GSA calculates NASA electric cart cost at $29 per mile; NASA says $4.60

IMPACT: Bipartisan bill targets Medicare scammers

Family doctors want more representation on an AMA committee that influences Medicare pay

The number of limousines owned by the federal government has jumped 73 percent in the first two years of the Obama administration

Family docs have declined to withdraw from a powerful AMA group with influence over Medicare payment rates — at least for now

Early this month, a group of 29 doctors gathered in a modern conference room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, a few blocks from Lake Shore Driv

Sen. Durbin introduces third bill in Senate to open access to Medicare data

IMPACT: Congressman, physicians take on panel that sets Medicare values to determine payment

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