Looking for a Medicare Doctor? New Ratings Can Help

Posted on 02/24/2014 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Personal HealthMedicare patients have new help in picking a doctor, the federal government recently announced. Quality ratings for medical practices have been added to Medicare’s Physician Compare website, a national list of physicians and other health care providers who accept Medicare. “Patients and their families need facts to help them in making important decisions about health care, and choosing the right physician is one of the most important decisions they face,” says Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare …

News To Know: Don’t Open Your Mouth And Say Ahh

Posted on 03/4/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthThe rise of websites for rating service has led some doctors to require patients to require patients to sign non-disclosure waivers.