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Nuñez: Nursing Home, ALF Backup Power Likely an 'Ongoing Discussion'

December 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Jeanette Nunez

The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis may tinker with one of Gov. Rick Scott’s signature acts, pushed in response to Hurricane Irma.

Feds OK Florida Plan to Save $100 Million on Medicaid

December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Despite fears that the move could cut access to health care for poor residents, Florida has won approval from the federal government for a change that will let the state reduce how much it spends on Medicaid.

Justin Senior to Leave Top ACHA Post in January

Republicans Score Big among Galvano's Choice to Lead Senate Committees

November 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Galvano announces committee selections Monday

Senate President Bill Galvano put his stamp on the Florida Senate on Monday, as he slimmed down the number of lawmakers holding committee chairmanships and trimmed the number of Democrats in leadership spots.

Oliva Wants to Cut the Cost and Regulation in Florida's Health Care Delivery System

November 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Have no doubt: Incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva wants to expand access to health care by expanding the scope of practice for Florida nurses.

DeSantis Health Plan Calls for More Patient Choices

October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Less than two weeks before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has released a plan that he promises would help transform Florida’s health-care system.

Insurers Shun State Health-Care Website

September 29, 2018 - 6:00am

The pushback against Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to create a health-care transparency website appears to be more widespread than state officials previously acknowledged.

George Sheldon, Embattled Former DCF Secretary, Dies

August 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
George Sheldon

George Sheldon, whose long career in state government ranged from serving in the Florida House to running the Department of Children and Families, died Thursday in Miami-Dade County.

Judges Set to Hear Medicaid Challenges

July 24, 2018 - 1:15pm

Twenty-seven legal challenges filed by managed-care plans protesting state decisions to award $90 billion in Medicaid contracts have been grouped into five cases that will be heard in administrative court next month.

A review of state Division of Administrative Hearings records shows that, for the most part, judges have agreed to consolidate challenges by the types of patients that managed-care plans would serve.

Audit Finds Problems with State Purchasing Cards

June 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

A new audit is recommending that Florida’s health department move faster to cancel former employees’ access to state credit cards and to a statewide accounting system.

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