Kansas insurers sticking around for one more year despite sicker risk pool; Highmark and Lancaster General Hospital announce accountable care arrangement;

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> Insurers, hospitals and other groups in Kansas revealed Tuesday that consumers who purchased coverage through the exchange tended to be older and sicker. However, insurers will most likely continue selling plans for at least one more year, reported the Garden City Telegram. Article

> Highmark and Lancaster General Health of Pennsylvania announced a new accountable care agreement this week. The partnership aims to enhance coordination of patient care, improve health outcomes and eliminate unnecessary spending. The arrangement is effective Jan. 1. Announcement

> While Republican governors--some of whom are eyeing the 2016 ticket--have made moves to repeal the ACA, some have tapped millions of dollars into health grants tied to the healthcare reform law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Graph

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> Over the past year, false claims prosecution under the "worthless services" theory has picked up traction. Now that the Department of Justice plans to simultaneously prosecute civil and criminal whistleblower claims, this legal approach may take on an even larger role. Article

> One ambulance company and four hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida have opted to settle a lawsuit brought by the government in 2011 and unsealed just a few weeks ago. The settlement leaves out an additional ambulance company that now faces renewed false claims charges from the feds. Article

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