State Softens Stance On Screening For Children's Medical ServicesUnder orders from an administrative law judge, the Department of Health on Friday held a hearing on a controversial new method of determining eligibility for Children's Medical Services --- and offered a compromise that could allow the department to resume enrolling special-needs kids.
Senate Panel Wants Answers From DOH On Children's Health ProgramsA Florida Senate panel on Wednesday demanded answers from a state Department of Health official about how many special-needs children have recently lost services as the state transitions to a new Medicaid system --- and why.
Medicaid Projections Cloud Predicted ForecastDespite a transition to managed care meant to tame huge increases in Medicaid spending, the health-care program for low-income Floridians still threatens to consume almost half of the state's revenue growth, an economist told lawmakers Tuesday.
Broward Health Settles Physician Suit For $69.5 MillionBroward Health has agreed to pay nearly $70 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the hospital district of having improper financial relationships with doctors who referred patients to the district.
Who's To Blame For Florida's Rising Medicaid Costs?Florida Governor Rick Scott is blaming rising Medicaid costs on 'Obamacare' while the state's top economists said the two are not related.
Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow RepublicansJust six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.
Gov. Scott Drops Medicaid, Hospital Funds LawsuitFlorida Governor Rick Scott dropped his lawsuit against the Obama administration on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds.
Feds Say Hospital Funding Deal Reached 'In Principle'After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue Florida's Low Income Pool health-funding program for two years.
Vero Beach Doc Settles Fraudulent Medicare Billing ClaimsA Vero Beach surgeon and the plastic surgery clinic he runs have agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for procedures that were unnecessary or never performed.
Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers HomeAfter two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.
Lawmakers Strike Deal On Hospital FundingLawmakers struck a deal Friday on how to spend about $2 billion in hospital funding in the budget year that begins July 1, clearing a key sticking point in talks about a state spending plan and potentially clearing the way to end a special session next week as scheduled.
Judge Denies Scott's Request For Mediation With FedsA federal judge denied Florida Governor Rick Scott's request for mediation with Obama administration officials over hospital funding.
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