Medicaid expansion would cost Kansas extra $600M; Advanced imaging for stroke victims doesn't improve outcomes;

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> Although North Carolina's WakeMed Health & Hospitals agreed to pay $8 million to resolve allegations it improperly billed for overnight care, a district judge has deferred prosecution because of the potential harm to innocent parties that could result from conviction, the News & Observer‎ reported. Article

> The Medicaid program in Arkansas has paid more than $1.3 million to ineligible recipients since 2009, according to KNOE 8 News. Article

> While more GOP governors commit to Medicaid expansion, Kansas might stay off that list, given estimates that the state would face about $600 million in additional costs over the next 10 years if it expanded its Medicaid program, The Kansas City Star‎ reported. Article

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> A new electronic health record format is being developed to better capture and process health information about children, according to an announcement this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Article

> Using advancing imaging after the onset of acute stroke does not help physicians identify patients who benefit from a clot-removal procedure, according to trial results published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Article

And Finally… Ouch. B-list friends feel burned. Article