Fraud database not working as planned; NH lawmakers pass form of Medicaid expansion;

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> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General claims a data system intended to better track healthcare fraud is not working as planned, Reuters reported. Article

> The New Hampshire Legislature approved an expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. The bill, which Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) will likely sign, would help those low-income residents who are eligible for Medicaid to purchase private insurance instead, AHA News Now reported. Article

> The state of Utah leads the nation in the number of patients swamped by bills they are unable to pay, according to a Commonwealth Fund study, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. Article

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> Population health was a hot topic at the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago this week, with healthcare leaders from around the nation and world sharing ways to improve health under value-based care initiatives. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to recover improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System  and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program, according to a notice published in the Federal Register. Article

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