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13 min ago | National Review Online

Geraghty: Expanding Medicaid

The Foundation for Government Accountability , a free-market think-tank based in Naples, Fla., commissioned a poll of 500 likely voters in each of the first three presidential-selection states - Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Naples, FL, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

4 hrs ago | YourObserver

Our View08/27/14 Alternative to more Medicaid

Last week in this space, we presented counter-arguments to the politicians and others who say Florida should take billions of borrowed federal tax dollars to expand the state's Medicaid health system to uninsured Floridians.

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Related Topix: Health, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Health Insurance, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Brush News-Tribune

Banner Health CEO listed as one of the top 100 'Most Influential' by Modern Healthcare

Phoenix-based nonprofit, Banner Health, adds to its national leadership recognition with the announcement of President and CEO Peter S. Fine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare."

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Related Topix: Banner Health, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Non-Profit, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

More Monmouth Musings

ObamaCare puts Monmouth County's nursing homes in peril

Reductions in Medicaid payments for long term care under the Affordable Care Act have led to increasing deficits at Monmouth County's two government owned nursing homes.

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Long Term Care, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Freehold, NJ, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Dallas Morning News

Texas adds patient-confidentiality suit to its fight with Xerox over alleged Medicaid fraud

Texas Medicaid officials, already in a legal battle with Xerox Corp. over the company's alleged failure to prevent widespread dental fraud, filed another lawsuit Tuesday accusing Xerox of improperly taking large quantities of medical records and not protecting patients' confidentiality.

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Related Topix: Xerox, ACS - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Texas

The Fresno Bee

Ask Emily: Does Covered California really have you covered?

Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Truckee, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Reuters

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid pays doctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Colorectal Health

WGBH

Healthcare.Gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

The federal government has recruited the leader of one of the most successful state health insurance marketplaces to lead the federal health exchange, in the hope that the second year of Obamacare will go more smoothly than the first.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Hartford, CT

Mother Jones

Wyoming Is Thinking About Accepting Medicaid Expansion After All

Michael Hiltzik passes along the news that Wyoming's governor is the latest traitor to the cause of denying health care to poor people no matter what the cost: The Health Department says Medicaid expansion could save the state $50 million or more if it expands the program, for which the federal government will pay at least 90%.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Matt Mead

Alabama Live

Governor's failure to expand Medicaid earns him title of 'Dr. Death,' Alabama lawmaker says

Gov. Robert Bentley's steadfast stand against expanding Medicaid in the state is no different than the views of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose advocacy for assisted suicide earned him the name "Dr. Death," a Selma lawmaker said.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Robert Bentley, Law, US Governors, Alabama, Health, Alabama Government, Medicine

National Public Radio

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Health Data Management

Wyoming Medicaid Director Bullish on Pregnancy App

James Bush, M.D., medical director of the Wyoming Medicaid program, is on the leading edge of using mobile health technology to improve outcomes.

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Related Topix: Health, Nursing, Medicine

Balloon Juice

Medicaid Expansion outlook for 2015

We're starting to hit the point of no return for any states that want to expand Medicaid with a go live date of January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pennsylvania, US News, Medicare, Marketing

Dallas Morning News

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The 2010 Affordable Care Act made health care more affordable for millions of people.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, Dallas, TX, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Hospital safety concerns prompt Medicare review

Daily JournalSandhills Regional Medical Center is under the scrutiny of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after a recent patient safety event.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Nursing, Medicine

Jefferson Post Online Edition

The foolish choice for Medicaid expansion

When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years - and there have been too many to mention - the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and therefore provide health coverage for more than 400,000 low income adults who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Opinion

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions - and potentially some for-profit companies - to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Health, Medicare, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith

JD Supra

How the US Government is cracking down on Medicare fraud

Medicare fraud is a major problem in the United States, with estimates of fraud and systematic overcharging totaling $60 billion each year.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

JD Supra

One Of The Country's Largest Hospital Organizations to Pay...

On Monday, August 4, 2014, The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems , the nation's largest operator of acute care hospitals, agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle nine whistleblower lawsuits alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act between January 2005 and December 2010.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Medicare, Health, Laredo, TX

Kevin, M.D.

No, direct primary care isn't too expensive

A common criticism of direct primary care is the added expense: "Isn't it too expensive?" Ways to think about the cost are to prioritize expenditures and to consider potential savings that make it cost effective.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Medicare, Health

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