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Key governor races could affect ACA implementation, Medicaid expansion
By Rebecca Kern | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence those states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.
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Illinois gov. promises new controls after Medicaid paid for dead
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
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Kansas extending ban on expansion of Medicaid
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has indefinitely extended a ban on expanding Medicaid in Kansas under the federal healthcare overhaul.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How many non-elderly Americans will have health insurance in 2014 because of Obamacare? Read Data Points and find out.
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Hospital closures, Medicaid expansion to lead rural health meeting agenda
By Jaimy Lee | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Attendees at the National Rural Health Association annual meeting this week in Las Vegas will hear a lot about recent closures of rural hospitals in states such as Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
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Northwestern Memorial reports strong revenue for quarter, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported stronger revenue for its second quarter, thanks primarily to its acquisition of a large physician practice group. Helped along by an influx of $395.4 million in
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Report details stakeholders' roles in price transparency
By Rachel Landen | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals and health plans should serve as front-line resources on price transparency for patients, while employers and the government also should help, according to a report by a coalition of groups led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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Regional News/South: Feds extend safety net funds for Fla. hospitals
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.
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Vital Signs
Offshore health record storage may pose privacy risks
By Virgil Dickson | April 18, 2014
State Medicaid agencies could be putting beneficiaries' personal information at risk by offshoring administrative functions, according to a report from HHS' Office of the Inspector General.
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News
UnitedHealth to expand exchange presence as profits dip
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, plans to expand its presence in the state and federal exchange marketplaces in 2015.
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