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Judge sets trial date for chemotherapy fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has set a Feb. 7 trial date for a doctor and two others charged in a massive chemotherapy fraud case that authorities say swindled millions from Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, and two others are charged with numerous federal crimes for allegedly participating in a scheme to ...

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Three more plead guilty to health insurance fraud

BRANDON — Three more defendants have entered guilty pleas concerning their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Fourteen people were charged in the case where three employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi were accused of conspiring with 11 state employees. Seven others recently ...

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Barbour to Congress: States need more Medicaid flexibility

WASHINGTON — States need more flexibility to design Medicaid programs that fit unique local needs, Gov. Haley Barbour today told the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. The healthcare law will be too costly to states, enlarging Medicaid rolls and siphoning money from other needs, including public schools and law enforcement, Barbour said. In Mississippi, Medicaid is estimated to grow ...

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Lawmakers debating Medicaid enrollment procedures

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are arguing over Medicaid enrollment procedures. For the past seven years, Medicaid recipients have been required to go to state offices once a year to renew their enrollment in the government health plan for the poor. Before then, recipients could re-enroll by mail. That’s the procedure most states use. The Democratic-controlled House voted 65-49 Feb. 8 ...

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Barbour writes lawmakers concerning Medicaid

JACKSON — Current Congressional healthcare proposals to expand Medicaid coverage to individuals above the federal poverty line would greatly increase costs to the states at a time when tax revenues are shrinking, Governor Haley Barbour wrote in a letter to Mississippi senators and U.S. Senate leadership. If Medicaid coverage were to apply up to 133 percent of the federal poverty ...

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