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2 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

NC auditor: catching Medicaid cheats falls short

Companies hired to help find waste, fraud and abuse in North Carolina's Medicaid program are recovering far less in overpayments than had been projected, the state auditor's office said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Health, SAS, Raleigh, NC

5 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

At the touch of a button at East Georgia Regional

East Georgia Regional Medical Center ICU Clinical Director Diana Ray, RN, right, talks to her on-screen colleague, Emory Center for Critical Care's Era Napier, RN.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Emory University, Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | News Max

Medicare May Cover End-of-Life 'Death Panel' Talks

Five years after the political firestorm over "death panels," the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year, The New York Times reports.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

13 hrs ago | American Thinker

Feds Approve Republican Governor's Lipstick on a Pig Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's "Healthy PA Private Coverage Option," aka Medicaid expansion, has been given the seal of approval by federal regulators at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .

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Related Topix: Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicare, Medicine

17 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Christopher Newport University, Richmond, VA

20 hrs ago | The Item

Did your long-term care insurance premium recently increase?

Long-term care insurance is extremely important coverage. It is not for everyone, though.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Medicare

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Follow other statesa lead on Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania became the ninth state led by a Republican governor to expand Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Kansas, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Opinion

The Washington Post

Medicaid expansion holdouts are ideologically

WE WOULD congratulate Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett , if it were seemly to commend public officials for doing the obvious.

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Related Topix: Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

SFGate

Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Velocity Development, Strife, Rogue Entertainment, Video Games, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge, LA, US Governors, Law, Healthcare Law, Health

Post-gazette.com

Hospital billing practices raise ire

John C. Davis of O'Hara thought he had scheduled a routine exam at his dermatologist's office in Harmar a few months ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dermatology, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Health Data Management

Final Meaningful Use Rule Won't Make Providers Happy

The federal government at the start of the Labor Day weekend finalized a rule to add flexibility to attesting for Medicare and Medicaid Stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use during 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

Forbes.com

The Most Interesting Man Revolutionizing The Health World

Nicole Fisher is the President and CEO at HHR Strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Health Care Policy, University of Chicago, University of Missouri, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Townhall

Obamacare Fine Print: Beware the Medicaid and Medi-Cal Clawbacks and Liens

Obamacare greatly expanded Medicaid coverage, but there is a hidden gotcha that may come back and haunt your heirs for benefits you receive from age 55-64.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, California, California Government, Opinion

Evening Sun

What does Corbett's Healthy PA plan mean for York County's uninsured

Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the federal government accepted his Healthy Pennsylvania plan, which he introduced last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law, York County, PA, Health

Windsor Beacon

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape.

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Related Topix: Maine, Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Paul LePage

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You A new levy aimed at the health care industry is being redirected, in part, to taxpayers Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://usat.ly/1tY3otA States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Business Journal

Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income Ohioans who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Health, Medicare

Daily Kos

Next red state up for Medicaid expansion: Tennessee

Neighboring the nation's two biggest Obamacare success stories has apparently made Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in Tennessee reconsider his refusal of Medicaid expansion under the law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Tennessee, US News, Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

SFGate

5 issues to watch in the Iowa's US Senate race

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa Government, Iowa, Health, Prison, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Dallas protesters urge Perry to approve Medicaida

Dallas protesters urge Perry to approve Medicaid expansion Protesters outside the Dallas Omni hotel where Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking shouted their support for Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Health, Dallas, TX

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