Posted in Health State & National News

COVID-19: What’s happening around the state

Nursing Home Visitation Ban The News Service of Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration was caught by surprise Tuesday to learn that a 30-day executive order…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Politics

Panhandle leads state in preventable ER visits

The latest Quarterly Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Report from the Agency for Health Care Administration showed Region 1, which covers the panhandle from Panama City…

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Posted in Business Health State & National News

Future medicaid funding for Sacred Heart and other safety net hospitals uncertain

While Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has reached agreement with the federal government on as much as $1.5 billion for the Low Income Pool program, the…

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Posted in Florida

Lawmakers get ‘bad news’ about Medicaid payment error

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A top Florida health official briefed lawmakers Wednesday about a Medicaid payment error that is expected to…

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Posted in Health Care Battle

Scott vs. Hospitals renews on Thursday

A commission formed by Gov. Rick Scott to delve into health-care funding issues will meet Thursday in Miami and hear a presentation from Jackson Health…

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Posted in Business Health Care Battle

Baptist, Sacred Heart and Santa Rosa Medical will lose nearly $2.5 million under Scott LIP replacement plan

Governor Rick Scott is still going after hospitals. Of Pensacola’s three hospitals, West Florida Hospital is the only one that will benefit from his proposed…

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Posted in Business Health Care Battle Politics

Scott begins hospital witch hunt May 20

Gov. Rick Scott’s newly created panel on health-care funding is scheduled to spend 90 minutes next week receiving overviews of issues such as hospital financial…

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Posted in Caring Politics

Gaetz and others question the handling of LIP by Scott administration

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government…

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