No decision yet, but South Dakota prepping for Medicaid expansion | Rapid City (S.D.) Journal
Although nothing yet is certain about South Dakota's proposed expansion of Medicaid coverage, a member of Gov. Dennis Daugaard's cabinet says preparations for adding 50,000 Medicaid recipients are moving “full speed ahead.”
Judge orders Broward Health chairman reinstated | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun-Sentinel
David Di Pietro defeated Florida Gov. Rick Scott in court Monday, when a judge ordered him reinstated as chairman of the board of the embattled Broward Health public hospital system. Scott suspended Di Pietro on the advice of the governor's chief inspector general, who is conducting a broad inquiry into the board's awarding of contracts and other activities.
In the latest effort to push back against drug costs, the California legislature will hold a hearing on Wednesday to review a bill that would require companies to report any move to increase the list price of a medicine by more than 10% during any 12-month period. And drugmakers would have to justify price hikes for medicines with a list price of more than $10,000 within 30 days of making such a move.
Kentucky's Kynect, Medicaid expansion dealt setback | (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal
Two House bills meant to save Kynect and the state's current Medicaid expansion died in a Senate committee Monday after an unusual move to pass the bills "with no expression" failed.
Ohio Medicaid provider owes state more that $2 million | (Columbus, Ohio) Dispatch
A Columbus, Ohio, home healthcare provider that employed aides with no first-aid certification owes Ohio's Medicaid program more than $2 million in overpayments, according to a state audit released today. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says it's the largest Medicaid fraud uncovered since he took office five years ago.