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Florida TaxWatch wants to remove barriers to nurse practitioner-provided care

Florida TaxWatch wants to remove barriers to nurse practitioner-provided care

Press Release: Allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the fullest extent of their training and experience would increase access to quality health care for Floridians while saving the state up to $339 million, according to a Briefing from Florida TaxWatch, the [...]

Nurse practioners win first round

Nurse practioners win first round

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida Despite opposition from physician groups, a House select committee Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would give additional power to nurse practitioners --- including allowing them to provide care without doctor supervision. House [...]

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As Ryan Wiggins reported on IN Your Head Radio, a compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out. The News Service of Florida reports that, hoping to avoid a politically volatile debate, a Senate committee Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would make changes in lawsuits against nursing [...]

The green light for Charlotte’s Web is definitely on

The green light for Charlotte’s Web is definitely on

On Monday, I reported that Rep Matt Gaetz's bill to legalize Charlotte's Web, the strain of cannabis that helps children deal with extreme seizure, had been given the "green light" and would mostly pass. Yesterday, I posted a companion bill would be posted in the Florida Senate. Today I got this [...]

Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

A House select committee Monday began working on a 155-page bill that would give new powers to nurse practitioners and has spurred a lobbying battle in the health-care industry. The bill (PCB SCHCWI 14-01), which has the backing of some key House Republican leaders, would allow "advanced [...]

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida In an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision. House leaders say [...]

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida As the state moves forward with an overhaul of the Medicaid system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is standing behind its decision to award a disputed contract to a managed-care plan that would serve low-income people in Miami-Dade [...]

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

New data released by the nation’s largest nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, this week revealed that Florida is one of the primary actors nationwide in the growing scandal of high hospital charges and costs. Florida ranks second nationally in how high it sets its charges over [...]

Crist issues statement on Rubio signing up for Obamacare

Crist issues statement on Rubio signing up for Obamacare

From former Gov. Charlie Crist (current Democratic candidate for Florida governor) about Senator Marco Rubio’s decision to shop for and purchase health care for his family through one of the health care exchanges created by Obamacare. On Marco Rubio’s Obamacare Endorsement Senator [...]

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

During November, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots in Pensacola, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze and Gulf Shores, Ala. These flu shots are primarily for adults who are poor, elderly and uninsured. Clients need to be 18 years old or older and, if pregnant, must have a doctor’s order [...]

In Hot Pursuit race set for Nov. 16

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sixth Annual ‘In Hot Pursuit’ 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 on Pensacola Beach. There will be a fun beach course, great door prizes, and medals for the winners. Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go to support the Florida Sheriff’s [...]

Sacred Heart named one of top 10 most affordable hospitals

NerdWallet Health has built a Best Hospitals tool to help patients investigate the cost of hospital care in their local areas. Using this same data they analyzed the 100 most common treatments at over 100 hospitals in Florida to find the top 10 most affordable large hospitals. They asked the [...]

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