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Shire to pay $56.5 million for improper drug marketing
By Associated Press | September 25, 2014
The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.
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Jindal's ex-health secretary indicted on perjury
By Associated Press | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged Tuesday by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract.
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House backs bill extending small-group plans that violate ACA
By Paul Demko | September 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislation that would allow insurers to continue selling small-group plans that don't comply with the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law through 2018 cleared the House with bipartisan support on Wednesday. But there is practically no chance the proposal will be taken up this year...
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OIG audit finds Louisiana miscalculated Medicaid EHR payments
By Joseph Conn | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Louisiana's Medicaid electronic health-record incentive payment program for hospitals made incorrect payments to 20 of 25 hospitals reviewed in the first year of the program. The state underpaid some but overpaid more than twice as many, owing the federal government about $1.8 million, according to...
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Federal judge blocks Louisiana's new abortion restrictions
By Associated Press | September 01, 2014
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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Carol Solomon: targeting chronic illness in New Orleans
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Cajun and Creole foods and a “let the good times roll” attitude make New Orleans and its surrounding parishes a great place to visit, but they're also among the contributing factors making it difficult for residents to maintain healthy lifestyles. Statewide figures show Louisiana has...
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Changes in the works for Medicaid managed care in Louisiana
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Louisiana's health department intends to rework how it pays the private managed-care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of the state's Medicaid patients, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told lawmakers Friday.
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LSU hospital deals cost less than expected
By Associated Press | July 17, 2014
Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently ended fiscal year, according to data provided by the state health department.
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Video News | Woman's Hospital CEO Teri Fontenot
July 05, 2014
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses the organization's new $350 million facility, the role of a maternal and neonatal hospital in managing population health and Louisiana's controversial new abortion law.
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Former AHA Chair Teri Fontenot on ACOs, abortion
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses accountable care organizations, the controversy over abortion access in her state and how a women's hospital can improve care for low-income women. This is an edited transcript.
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