United subsidiary Harken Health will add eight new clinics; Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion to fix budget woes

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> UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Harken Health will add eight new health centers in Chicago and Atlanta next year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Article

> Aetna--which has indicated it may expand into new Affordable Care Act marketplaces--plans to start participating in Maine's health insurance exchange in 2017, according to the Portland Press HeraldArticle

> Republican leaders in Oklahoma, who have long railed against the Affordable Care Act, are now moving toward a plan to expand the state's Medicaid program as they grapple with a $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to upend the state's healthcare system, the Associated Press reports. Article

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> Citing stagnant and declining fraud enforcement budgets, a new report from Deloitte University Press pushes government fraud fighters to adopt a "holistic approach" to fraud prevention that relies on data and predictive analytics to identify trends. Article

> While it generally complied with federal improper payment reporting requirements, the Department of Health and Human Services fell short in several key areas, according to an independent audit conducted by Ernst & Young LLP. Article

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