Florida Lawmakers Eye Continuing Medicaid ChangeFlorida legislators this year will weigh whether to continue a controversial policy that limits the length of time people have to apply for the Medicaid program.
Florida Could Take A Hit In Hospital FundingAs Florida lawmakers prepare to start the 2020 legislative session, the state is being confronted with a $70.4 million loss in the coming months in the amount of Medicaid money it gets to fund hospitals, train future physicians and treat people who are mentally ill.
Medicaid, Florida KidCare Get Mixed GradesManaged-care plans that participate in Medicaid and the Florida KidCare program received mixed grades on a “scorecard” released Thursday by the Trump administration.
Report Calls For Disabilities Program Changes In FloridaGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration on Monday recommended the state keep intact a Medicaid “waiver” program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities but called for a redesign of how the so-called iBudget program works, including capping amounts people could spend annually on services designed to keep them at home.
Advocacy Group Pitches Improvements To Medicaid Program For People With DisabilitiesAn advocacy group has pitched ways to improve a Medicaid program that serves people with disabilities before time runs out and state officials offer changes to the program.
Feds Seek To Recoup $412 Million In Medicaid MoneyMiami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital got hundreds of millions in Medicaid dollars that it shouldn’t have received between 2010 and 2014, auditors say, and now the federal government wants the money back.
State Seeks To Scuttle Fight Over Money For Two Miami-Dade HospitalsThe state has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit challenging a legislative decision that would strip Medicaid money from two South Florida hospitals.
Florida's Smaller Counties Worried About Medicaid ExpansionSome of Florida’s smaller and poorer counties are worried that expanding Medicaid access to low-income childless adults could force them to raise property taxes.
Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility Plan ApprovedA move to eliminate a 90-day Medicaid retroactive eligibility period will continue for at least another year.
Medicaid Expansion Plan Passes Key ThresholdA proposed constitutional amendment that would expand eligibility for the Medicaid program has passed a key initial threshold, readying it for review by the Florida Supreme Court.
Rule Changes Aimed At Mental Health ServicesThe state is considering changes to rules surrounding who can provide Medicaid behavioral-health services, with the changes possibly increasing access to mental-health providers in places such as schools.
Opening Statements Made In $1 Billion Medicare Fraud CaseA Florida man faces decades in prison if convicted of bribery, kickbacks and false paperwork in a $1 billion effort to fleece Medicare and Medicaid, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Future Of Medicaid Cut Remains Unclear A new era in the Medicaid program will begin Friday when the state eliminates a long-standing policy about paying health-care bills that accumulate while people prepare to apply for coverage.
Judge Rules Against State On Medicaid ContractThe state Agency for Health Care Administration has quickly appealed after a circuit judge ruled that it improperly awarded a Medicaid managed-care contract in Southwest Florida.
State Medicaid Changes Come Under FireFlorida has put in place sweeping changes to its main health-care safety net program over the last several months, but legislators on Tuesday received an earful about ongoing problems with the $28 billion Medicaid program.