HHS Brief Shows Medicaid Expansion States Actually Increased Access to Care

States that expanded Medicaid saw significant dips in their uninsured rates as their residents gained additional access to primary care and prescription medication, according to a new data brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data is culled from about two dozen studies, both from the federal government and private research journals and organizations such as Health Affairs and the New England Journal of Medicine. Full Story

As Feds Announce Historic Fraud Haul, OIG Report Signals Need for Further Investigations

Beginning Monday at 6 a.m., federal authorities started serving warrants on 61 healthcare practitioners who stand accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid for more than $900 million, about $150 million of which was traced back to the five-state jurisdiction of the Dallas branch of the Office of Inspector General. It’s the largest sweep in the seven-year history of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and it almost certainly won’t be the last. Full Story

Methodist Moves Its Waxahachie Family Medicine Office

The 5,000 square foot Methodist Family Health Center has relocated to a retail development at 1700 N. Highway 77, which has 12 exam rooms and additional space for staff offices. Drs. Christopher Broadway and Brent Baker will see patients there, and there is enough room to add another two providers as demand increases. Full Story