Report: Medicaid expansion in Mississippi can improve behavioral health care access

March 31, 2016 in Health

The Mississippi Link Newswire On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that Mississippi can greatly improve access to behavioral health services for its […]

Mississippi faces $52 million Medicaid budget gap this year

February 29, 2016 in Health

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The top budget writer in the Mississippi House says the state’s Medicaid program needs another $52 million during the budget year that ends June 30. Appropriations […]

Woman extradited to Mississippi in embezzlement case that scammed seniors, veterans

September 19, 2014 in The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former fugitive Gina Palasini arrived in Mississippi this week to face financial fraud charges. Investigators say she ran schemes to take people’s money without delivering on […]

Jackson doctor gets 14 years for health care fraud

August 20, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Jackson doctor found guilty of filing more than $12 million in false claims has been sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Dr. Cassandra Faye Thomas was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday for a variety of charges including wire fraud to conspiracy.

Miss. black lawmakers support Medicaid expansion

July 9, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News

JACKSON – (AP) Black lawmakers in Mississippi say they support an expansion of the Medicaid program as part of the federal health care overhaul. The lawmakers, speaking at the state […]