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.
Trump Administration Allowing States To Make Medicaid Recipients WorkThe Trump administration is allowing states to make some Medicaid recipients work to qualify, something long-sought by the Republican Party.
Florida Hack Exposed Files Of Up To 30,000 Medicaid PatientsHackers may have gotten hold of personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients two months ago, Florida officials say.
Florida Trims Medicaid HMO PaymentsFlorida has reduced the rates it pays HMOs and provider-sponsored networks in the biggest part of the Medicaid managed-care system.
Feds Sign Off On Medicaid Managed Care, ‘LIP’ MoneyThe feds approved an extension of a statewide Medicaid managed care program and finalized $1.5 billion pot of funding to help charity care.
Feds Give Florida $3M Grant For Drug TreatmentThe federal government is giving Florida $3 million for drug court programs in the wake of an opioid epidemic.
Medicaid Cut In GOP Health Bill Worries Nursing Home SetMedicaid is most often associated with poor children and single mothers, however, seniors and the disabled account for almost two-thirds of its spending and could be hit hard under the Republican health care bill.
Senate Bill's Cuts To Medicaid Would Harm FloridaProposed cuts to Medicaid in the Senate's long-awaited health could bill could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Florida residents who rely on the program.