More than 8.9M people eligible for Medicaid CHIP; Radiology practice pays $15.5M to resolve billing abuse allegations;

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> Between October 2013 and January 2014, state agencies and state-based exchanges determined more than 8.9 million people eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. Announcement

> Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) said Thursday he will ask the federal government for block grants to spend on subsidies for low-income Utah residents, The Washington Post reported. Article

> Houston-based Ben Taub Hospital has refunded more than $876,000 to Medicare after an Office of Inspector General audit found the hospital incorrectly billed for outpatient dental services during calendar years 2010 and 2011. Audit (.pdf)

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> German scientists have come up with a way to use high-energy X-rays to study living cells at a molecular level. Until now, researchers had to immerse cells in preservation chemicals to look at them close up. Article

> A New York radiology practice has agreed to a $15.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that it billed Medicaid and Medicare for unnecessary imaging services. Article

And Finally... Maybe the teddy bear asked for it. Article