58 Charged Across Texas For Involvement In Healthcare Fraud And 'Pill Mill' OperationsThe U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the takedown of a health care fraud operation across Texas and that 58 people were charged in connection to the case.
Texas AG Ken Paxton's Office Asks Court Of Appeals To Allow State To Defund Planned ParenthoodOn behalf of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins presented oral arguments saying Medicaid recipients cannot use lawsuits to force taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
Appeals Court Hears Texas Planned Parenthood Funding CaseThe issue of if and how states can cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood will once again be before a federal appeals court.
Billing Scam Nets Texas Ambulance Operator 5+ Years In PrisonKeeble Lovall, 46, of Houston was sentenced Thursday to 63 months for unnecessary or unauthorized transports during 2011 and 2012 as part of Medicare and Medicaid billings.
Family Fights 3 Years To Get Refund From North Texas Nursing Home After Parents Pass AwayThe Arden family paid Remarkable Healthcare in Carrollton more than $6,600, which was a downpayment for both Stanley and Florence in case Medicaid did not cover their care. But it did.
Appeals Court To Weigh Planned Parenthood's Texas CaseThe full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider whether Texas can eliminate Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program.
Appeals Court: Texas Can Bar Planned Parenthood From MedicaidThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the state nearly two years ago.
Justices Won't Hear States' Appeal Over Planned ParenthoodThe Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood.
Texas Leads The Nation In Number Of Uninsured KidsA new report says the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade -- and Texas leads the nation.
Medicare Plan Reduces Paperwork Burden, But Some Doctors Worry Plan Will Cost ThemThe public has until September 10 to give input to the federal government about the proposed Medicare changes.
Amazon Begins Offering Prime Discount To Medicaid RecipientsOnline retailer Amazon opened its discounted Prime membership on Wednesday to people on Medicaid, giving it an even bigger pool of potential shoppers.
Work Requirements May Prompt More States To Expand MedicaidConservative state lawmakers who have resisted expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are re-thinking that stance now that the Trump administration is allowing work requirements for low-income recipients.
Could A Co-Pay Curb Emergency Room Abuse?A U.S. Representative is weighing in on the idea of charging a co-pay to Medicaid patients who go to North Texas hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency reasons.
Non-Emergency Visits Costing North Texas Taxpayers MillionsA Consumer Justice investigation found millions of taxpayer dollars paying for Medicaid patients to use the emergency room for non-emergency medical attention.
Major Shift As Trump Opens Way For Medicaid Work RequirementThe Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients. And that's a major policy shift toward low-income people.