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Audit: DHH Paid $1.9M for Medicaid for Dead People

A new audit says Louisiana paid nearly $1.9 million last year through the state's privatized Medicaid programs for 1,727 people who had died.

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Former Louisiana U.S. Congressman Billy Tauzin Urges Americans to Say ‘No’ to Medicare Home Health Funding Cuts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to cut Medicare home health funding by 3.5% each year from 2014 to 2017. Former Louisiana U.S. Congressman Billy Tauzin, who's part of the Senior Council at the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, says that would be catastrophic.

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Fleming & Vitter: Sequestration Likely; Unlikely to Affect Barksdale

March 1st is a big day in Washington: it is Sequestration Day.  It is part two of the fiscal cliff debate.  Part one involved the nation's taxes and now part two involves the nation's spending.  If Congress does not come up with a spending cut plan by that date, automatic spending cuts would take effect, but the Louisiana representation in Washington says Barksdale may not be hurt

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Texas Governor Says No To Covering More Texans Under Medicaid

Texas Governor Rick Perry is calling Medicaid a "failure,'' as he defends his decision to oppose any expansion of the program as part of the national health-care overhaul.

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Local Doctor Hopping Mad At Medicaid [AUDIO]

A local doctor is fed up with her battle over medicaid payments....she is so fed up that she shut the local office for a day in protest. Dr. Regina Fakner says medicaid payments to her pediatric clinic have been late and she wants to draw attention to the problem

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Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Targeted


The state Department of Health and Hospitals is launching a new system to root out fraud and abuse in Medicaid.

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