The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from alleged healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014, down slightly from the $2.6 million it collected the year before, it announced Thursday morning.
Newly re-elected Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is again trying to come up with a way to expand Medicaid despite opposition from the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order as soon as this week that would freeze deportations for up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally, but they're likely to remain ineligible for Medicaid coverage and exchange subsidies.
Maine can't drop low-income 19- and 20-year-olds from its Medicaid rolls without violating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker's finally determined victory Saturday over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell could mean Alaska will be one of the next states to expand Medicaid. But whether the GOP-controlled Legislature will attempt to block such a move is open to debate.
Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based system, improved its operating margin in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015 as it significantly increased its revenue on higher patient volume and acuity. But investment losses ultimately took a large bite out of its bottom line.
Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor's race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival.
Talk about sending mixed messages. Robert McDonald, the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department, wants to hire 28,000 new doctors, nurses and other clinical staff to reduce delays in offering care to the nation's growing VA-eligible population.
The CMS official in charge of coordinating care for Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid says some providers are illegitimately trying to dissuade dual-eligible beneficiaries from participating in a managed-care initiative designed to reduce costs and improve quality.
The Arizona Supreme Court had tough questions for Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers as they tried to convince the justices to overturn a decision allowing a challenge to her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.
Republicans' big election gains Tuesday in governorships and legislatures around the country diminish but do not eliminate prospects that more states will expand Medicaid to low-income adults as allowed by the healthcare reform law, political analysts say.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 10, 2014, covered the following topics: Ebola, pharmacies, medical device tax, medical debt, smoking bans, Medicaid.