Medicaid Plans To Offer Incentives To Boost COVID VaccinationsAs the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the state and brings a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, managed-care plans that serve hundreds of thousands of Medicaid beneficiaries are offering incentives to get people vaccinated.
Medicaid Offers Transportation For COVID-19 ShotsFlorida’s Medicaid program will provide free transportation for people enrolled in the program who want to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
Trump Administration Gives Medicaid Gift To FloridaFormer President Donald Trump’s administration gave Florida’s health-care system one last parting gift before he left office Wednesday to return to his adopted home state.
Florida Faces Lawsuit Over Medicaid RecordsTwo advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Leon County circuit court asking that a judge require the state to make available records that show how final decisions are made in Florida’s multibillion-dollar Medicaid program
Medicaid Surge Means Major Workload For StateFlorida has seen a spike in Medicaid enrollment since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the agency responsible for enrolling and disenrolling people in the health-care program is swamped.
Medicaid Enrollment To Jump 16.5% This YearState economists say enrollment in Medicaid will spike by 16.5% this fiscal year, fueled by the economic downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Law Will Shrink Medicaid Waiting ListNearly 60,000 poor, disabled and elderly residents are on a waiting list for placement in Florida’s Medicaid managed long-term care program. But the number of people on the list will be drastically reduced in the coming months.
Medicaid Audit Raises Questions About Controlled SubstancesFlorida’s Medicaid program paid $3.7 million for tens of thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances over a nearly two-year period for patients who had not recently been hospitalized or seen physicians and in one instance paid for prescriptions for 900 days of OxyContin, a new audit from the Florida auditor general shows.
AHCA Backs Money For 28 HospitalsTwenty-eight Florida hospitals will see bumps in their Medicaid reimbursement rates under a plan the Agency for Health Care Administration has announced.
Hospitals Seek Medicaid Hike As Revenues PlummetFacing employee furloughs and pay cuts because of declining revenues, some major Florida hospitals are asking Gov. Ron DeSantis for help.
Error Causes Medicaid Shortfall For Florida HospitalsMedicaid officials made a calculation error that has resulted in upward of a $100 million shortfall in payments to Florida hospitals this fiscal year for caring for poor, elderly and disabled patients.
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.