Data analysis on digital mammography Medicare claims

By David Donald and Elizabeth Lucas

The Center analyzed Medicare claims data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For the digital mammography ana

For federal deficit reduction commission, Medicare changes may be easier said than done

By Gordon Witkin

The salvo fired Wednesday by the co-chairs of a federal deficit reduction commission made clear that a host of budgetary sacred cows are in

Little-known AMA group has outsized influence on Medicare payments

By Joe Eaton and Joe Eaton

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

Medicare: An entitlement out of control

By David Nather

If Congress had known in 1965 how expensive Medicare would become, it might not have approved the program in the first place. So Lyndon John


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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&n... More about Joe Eaton