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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT News • Jessica Davis
Peter Thiel’s Lonely Culture War
New Republic • Alex Shephard
Trump Can’t Deny Russian Meddling Anymore
New Republic • Matt Ford
Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare Dive • Meg Bryant
Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to promote healthy living with Apple Watch
9to5Mac • Michael Steeber
 
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Medicaid
Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
The public is getting a chance to weigh in on a plan to continue New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program.
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Medicaid
Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
The Minnesota Attorney General's Office said 70-year-old Barbara Williams-Bell defrauded the Medicaid program by turning in falsified paperwork to the state, according to court documents filed Wednesday ...
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Medicare
New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
University of New Mexico Hospital Credit: Google Street View Hospitals in New Mexico, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to the federal program known as the 340B drug discount program. On...
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Medicaid
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a South Carolina health care executive to serve as the new director of Nebraska's Medicaid and Long-Term Care division.
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Medicare
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
A new False Claims Act ruling involving UnitedHealth Group Inc. is a clear warning that Medicare Advantage insurers may face massive penalties for ignoring questionable patient diagnoses and failing to return related government payments.
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Health IT, Medicaid
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT NewsJessica Davis
As part of its FY19 budget request, the agency is looking into how to leverage PDMPs to track prescribing histories, as well as reporting suspected abuse to the DEA.
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Health Reform
Peter Thiel’s Lonely Culture War
New RepublicAlex Shephard
Peter Thiel has had a pretty good couple of years. He helped elect President Trump, speaking on his behalf at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Trump’s tax bill, passed in November of the following year, will undoubtedly grow his multibillion-dollar fortune. He...
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Health Reform
Trump Can’t Deny Russian Meddling Anymore
New RepublicMatt Ford
The Russian election meddling story is real news. That’s the message sent by special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise charges against thirteen Russian nationals on Friday afternoon. The 37-page indictment describes a deliberate campaign by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency and its associates...
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Economic Policy, Health Care Industry
Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare DiveMeg Bryant
Dive Brief: Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La., to Allegiance Health Management — the latest divestiture in an ongoing effort to reduce debt and focus on hospitals with growth potential. The deal,...
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Apple Inc, Economic Policy
Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to promote healthy living with Apple Watch
9to5MacMichael Steeber
Just in time for some weekend motivation, Apple has added a new page to their website promoting Apple Watch’s activity tracking features. The page, titled “Close Your Rings,” details realistic and effective ways that Watch wearers can live a healthier and more...
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