Agency for Health Care Administration
The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration have dropped a nearly year-old lawsuit aimed at giving state inspectors access to federal Veterans Affairs medical centers and documents.
A federal judge last week rejected the state’s latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program.
Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.
The state agency responsible for Medicaid submitted a new proposal Monday to the federal government for up to $2.2 billion in health-care funding, but the move might be too late to break a budget impasse.
Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.
The ban on adding new nursing-home beds is being lifted thanks to backing of state regulators. On Monday they approved the proposal for 2,600 beds in 25 counties.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.
Arguing that Medicaid has undergone a transformation, state officials pushed back Wednesday against a federal judge’s finding that Florida has not properly provided health care to low-income children.
Gov. Rick Scott could be dialing back the number of positions at the state Agency for Health Care Administration as part of his proposed 2015-16 budget.
After a long legal battle, a federal judge found various problems in Florida’s Medicaid program and how it provided health care to kids in the state.