Texas to expand women's health services; Medicaid costs underestimated in North Carolina;

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> The tentative 2014-15 budget in Texas will give more financing for women's health services. Article

> West Virginian decided to expand Medicaid coverage, although the move was not quick or easy. Article

> North Carolina miscalculates Medicaid expenses and finds the program will cost $135 million more than projected. Article

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> Hospices with their own inpatient units provided general inpatient care (GIP) to more Medicare beneficiaries, and for longer periods of time, than hospices without such facilities, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found. Article

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> American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous said the stage is set for making telemedicine "a profit center" during a session at this year's ATA International Meeting & Trade Show, held in Austin, Texas. Article

And Finally... Man bites dog--literally. Article