States fighting Medicaid fraud; AK finally extends Medicaid expansion;

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> States are making an extra effort to fight Medicaid fraud by assigning special investigators and engaging in information sharing in order to avoid "pay-and-chase" scenarios,  where they are far less likely to recoup lost funds, according to Stateline. Article

> On its fifth try, the Arkansas House of Representatives approved a private option for Medicaid expansion, sending a bill to Gov. Mike Beebe (D), NWA online reports. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants $600 million in fiscal 2015 for its ongoing Affordable Care Act enrollment efforts, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

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> Wait times at emergency departments across the country are soaring, as various hospitals report wait times far above the national average. Article

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> The American Telemedicine Association wants the Department of Health and Human Services to remove telemedicine restrictions on accountable care organizations and other "unnecessary" limitations on Medicare providers. Article

And finally...A 13-year-old builds a nuclear reactor. Article