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2 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Ohio doctor accused of $7.2 million medical fraud

A federal court indictment alleges a northeast Ohio cardiologist performed unnecessary procedures as part of an alleged scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health insurance companies by $7.2 million.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Health

6 hrs ago |

Peter's Take: On Medicaid Expansion, What Is the Va. GOP's Alternative?

Peter's Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

10 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Two-thirds in Florida choose Medicaid plan

Enrollment for the general population started in May and ended in August. Consumers received a letter in the mail two months before enrollment and were given at least 30 days to choose an insurance plan.


Related Topix: Health

14 hrs ago | Medical News

In Arkansas' private-plan Medicaid expansion model, enrollees may have to contribute to HSAs

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker defended his Medicaid policy and decision not to pursue the health law's expansion.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Scott Walker, US Governors

18 hrs ago | CiteULike

Medicaid's Next Metamorphosis

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Hospitals: Cut to Medicaid rate increase is bad omen for single-payer

State hospital officials say the Shumlin administration's decision to rescind a slight increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate doesn't bode well for the governor's signature single payer health care initiative.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicare, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Montpelier, VT

Business Journal

Magee-Womens opens clinic for addicted moms

Magee-Womens Hospital in Oakland has teamed up with four Medicaid managed care insurers to open a pregnancy recovery center to provide treatment for opiate dependence and prenatal care and delivery.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Health

Wall Street Journal

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health, Medicare

Detroit News

GOP showdown

Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.


Related Topix: Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Hartland, MI, Novi, MI, Health, Howell, MI


Our View08/20/14 Why not to expand Medicaid

Nary a day goes by without some editorial writer or state Democratic Party lawmaker or Charlie Crist haranguing Florida's governor and Republican-controlled Legislature for not taking federal tax dollars to expand Florida's Medicaid program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida Government, Rick Scott, Opinion

Medical News

Illinois took federal Medicaid money it couldn't repay, audit says

Elsewhere, an auditor in Louisiana questions data the governor's office has provided on the outlook of the state's Medicaid privatization efforts, and Florida pediatricians could soon see higher Medicaid payments.


Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Florida Government, Florida, Pediatrics, Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Gov. Scott Walker's Medicaid decision costs Wisconsin taxpayers

Gov. Scott Walker likes to brag about how much he has saved Wisconsin taxpayers during his first term in office, but here's something those taxpayers should know: Walker has cost them millions of dollars by refusing to fully expand the state's primary health care program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Health, Health Insurance, Opinion

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs

Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other conservative-leaning states in requiring low-income beneficiaries to make monthly contributions to their... For the best experience of on ... (more)


Related Topix: Health

Business Journal

Brident launches new dental office in South San Antonio

The new office is located at 6700 S. Flores St., Suite 101, and offers dental and orthodontic services to its patients.


Related Topix: San Antonio, TX, Orthodontics, Health

Daily Journal

EMS company to end most Indiana services

An Arizona-based emergency medical services company has announced it will end ambulance service to most of its Indiana locations.


Related Topix: Indiana, Health


MAXIMUS Simplifies Medicaid Program Management with DecisionPoint Solutions

MAXIMUS , a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has released a new set of solutions, called DecisionPoint TM, to help states navigate the complexities of Medicaid Expansion.


Related Topix: Maximus, Consulting, Health, Health Insurance

Bellingham Herald

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Florida pediatricians could see relief from low Medicaid payments

Dr. Bruce Eisenberg, a pediatrician, looks at Jordan Ellison, a patient in his office on Miami Beach.


Related Topix: Health, Florida, Florida Government, Pediatrics, Medicine, Dentistry


Study: Not Expanding Medicaid To Cost North Carolina Billions

A new report suggests the decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal payments over the next decade.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Colorado vanity-plate auction aims to rev benefit engine

Come Aug. 21, you can personalize your ride and step up your good-deed game. Colorado's License Plate Auction Group is bringing more than a dozen one-of-a-kind, customized plates to Denver as part of an online auction fundraising and awareness effort.


Related Topix: Denver, CO, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health