Medicaid rolls grew by 3 million; Home health payment cuts to barely impact Medicare members;

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> The number of Medicaid enrollees grew by 3 million from October through February to 62.3 million people, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Report (.pdf)

> The Affordable Care Act's Medicare home health payment reductions will minimally affect healthcare quality and access to care for beneficiaries, according to staff at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Heroin addicts struggle to get treatment to successfully beat their habits, partly because the insurance industry has not accepted the dangers of heroin withdrawal and its aftermath, the Associated Press reported. Article

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> A provision of the sustainable growth rate patch legislation will penalize radiology professionals using CT equipment that doesn't comply with new dose management standards, Health Data Management reported. Article

> The PET Brain Imaging Center at the University of California, Irvine--and in particular, staff member Joseph Wu, M.D.--are receiving some unfavorable media coverage because of the way Wu is using brain imaging technology for forensic diagnoses in criminal court cases. Article

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