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AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

February 3, 2014

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…

Escambia County News Politics

Escambia Sees Some Relief

July 17, 2012

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…

Escambia County News Politics

More Sausage

April 17, 2012

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…


Florida stands trial on medicaid standards

December 7, 2009

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…


Sacred Heart hurt by budget cuts, too

January 13, 2009

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…


State budget cuts hurt Baptist Hospital

January 12, 2009

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…