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Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income Pool Program (LIP) is scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The impact on hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be over [...]

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 [...]

Taking Shame issue statewide with Florida Voices column. More lipstick to remove

Taking Shame issue statewide with Florida Voices column. More lipstick to remove

My Florida Voices column today talks about how conservatives are looking at the wrong figures when they complain about Medicaid expansion. I figure that I might was well take the lipstick of the Tallahassee pigs, too. The James Madison Institute, a conservative think-tank based in Tallahassee, [...]

Franchise Fees and Medicaid Predictions

The Escambia County Commission is considering raising the caps on electric and natural gas franchise fees by 50 percent. Such an increase would generate between $2.5 and $3 million for the county. “I think the jump is too aggressive,” said Commissioner Grover Robinson, allowing that the caps [...]

Escambia Sees Some Relief

After struggling through its budget session, Escambia County can now breathe a little lighter. The Florida Agency on Healthcare Administration has cut the amount the county owes on a decade’s worth of Medicaid claims. Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver said the Medicaid bill was [...]

More Sausage

More Sausage

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners again  discussed possible solutions during this morning’s commission workshop. “Nobody wants us to cut any services, nobody wants us to raise taxes, nobody wants us to try anything new—which puts us in a [...]

Aronberg accuse McCollum of political grandstanding

The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing a lawsuit in Pensacola over the national healthcare [...]

Florida stands trial on medicaid standards

A 2005 class-action lawsuit against the state of Florida over it not meeting the federal Medicaid standards will have its opening arguments heard today in a Miami federal court. The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the Florida Pediatric Society, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and all [...]

Sacred Heart hurt by budget cuts, too

Mike Burke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Sacred Heart Health System says. "If the proposed budget cuts go through, Sacred Heart’s reimbursement would be cut by 4 percent or another $1.5 million annually. With the new reductions, Medicaid will pay us only 85 percent of our [...]

State budget cuts hurt Baptist Hospital

The special session has come up with a budget that will reduce Medicaid reimbursement to area hospitals. We've asked both Baptist and Sacred Heart how they will be impacted. Kerry Vermillion, chief financial officer for Baptist Health Care, told us that Baptist Health Care (BHC) has done an [...]