Health reform mandate faces state challenge; Arizona overbilled Medicaid $12M;

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> Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal withdraws cuts to Medicaid-funded hospice care. Article

> Oklahoma continues to challenge the Affordable Care Act in an amended complaint. Article

> Arizona overbilled Medicaid for $12 million, largely due to improper documentation of enrollment duties. Article

Health Insurance News

> As WellPoint announced its unexpectedly high fourth-quarter earnings, the second largest insurer remained cautious about a "fluid and dynamic" market during the next 24 months. Article

> Highmark is expanding its patient-centered medical home after care costs drop. Article

Provider News

> Revealing the costs of expensive imaging tests in advance--transparent pricing--has no effect on the number of tests physicians order for their patients. Article

> Physicians who use their electronic health record's clinical decision support tools are viewed more negatively by patients. Article

And Finally... Hospital-based toner theft ring. Article