Just five years ago, Florida was considered one of the worst in the nation when it came down to health outcomes and high costs, according to Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Now the state is doing what it can to improve quality for patients and save money under the Affordable Care Act.
As President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act begins to take effect, the costs of health care are finally being revealed to customers. The numbers show wildly different charges for similar procedures across the country and no real explanation of why the prices vary so much.
Returning Monday after a week off, Congress will have just five days to save South Florida hospitals from losing $368 million.
You’ll make plenty of decisions during pregnancy and choosing where to give birth, whether in a hospital or in a birth center setting, is one of the most important. Here’s a list of some of the best hospitals in South Florida to give birth. South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Plantation General and West Boca Medical Center.
Women on birth control have gotten a long-awaited financial reprieve from the Obama administration Friday.
It’s just a number, or is it? Shortly before Noon Friday, the clock will read 11 hours, 11 minutes, and 11 seconds on November 11, 2011. In other words, 11:11:11 11/11/11. For many, that’s a special, even mystical moment.
Nearly eight years after Florida voters demanded change in the way bad medical incidents are tracked and reported at hospitals,little has changed. The CBS4 I-Team has discovered that most hospitals don’t comply with the part of Florida’s Constitution known as “Patients’ Right to Know About Adverse Medical.”
Doctors in hospitals across South Florida and the rest of the country now have a new test that can quickly show if a staph infection is methicillin-resistant.
Governor Rick Scott is reviewing whether the government should be running hospitals around the state of Florida.
Hospitals and mental-health treatment and care for thousands of people with debilitating illnesses are among the targets of a new Florida Senate budget proposal that would cut at least $1 billion from the Florida Department of Health & Human Services.