VA legislature dumps Medicaid expansion; AMA votes on plan for physician shortage;

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> The Virginia legislature, after a months-long standoff, will vote on a budget that does not expand Medicaid in the state, the Washington Post reports. Article

> The American Medical Association voted in favor of education models that will address physician shortages in underserved areas and specialties, according to an announcement. Statement

> Florida-based Shands Health Care System will pay a $3.25 million settlement after whistleblowers alleged that six Shands hospitals overbilled Medicaid, Medicare and TriCare, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Article

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> An activist nurses union is pushing for legislation in Massachusetts that would create greater transparency regarding hospital prices, executive compensation and investment of assets. Article

> Some health plans use so-called virtual credit cards when paying hospitals for claims, subjecting the providers to significant fees associated with such transactions, AHA News Now reported. Article

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