Texans reap Medicaid benefits regardless of expansion; Testimony tips for anti-fraud pros;

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> The number of Texans benefiting from Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program grows despite the state forgoing expansion under healthcare reform, the Texas Tribune reported. Article

> In light of Sovaldi's $84,000 price tag, Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, said a compromise might be needed with drugmakers or face "a total blowing up of Medicaid budgets, of state budgets and of basically everything that we do," The Washington Post reported. Article

> Health savings accounts are winning the popularity contest among small- to mid-size employers over health reimbursement accounts, according to a new survey from United Benefit Advisors. Article

Healthcare Anti-Fraud News

> Anti-fraud professionals may need to testify at depositions, licensure hearings or occasional criminal trials, and this can be a stressful part of the job. For advice on performance improvement, FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud spoke to Nabil Istafanous, J.D. Interview

> Counterfeiting medicines is a lucrative and growing scheme in the United States and abroad, with payers often footing the bill. Article

And Finally... Sorry I'm late; I had a flat tube. Article