Emergency department visits in Maryland fell by 1% statewide in the months after Medicaid expanded. The number of Medicaid ED visits increased 6%, with a corresponding 6% drop in the number of uninsured emergency department visits.
Alexis C. Norman is already serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2015 to one count of Medicaid fraud in connection with a false billing scheme she ran using two companies she owned.
The average additional cost in the six months following a fall for transfemoral amputee patients requiring an emergency department visit was $18,000. For patients who had to be hospitalized, this extra expense was more than $25,000.
Express Scripts has said its focus on prescription-drug spending and lack of entanglements with other branches of health care enabled it to concentrate on driving down costs for its clients, which include large employers, health insurers and government-funded health...