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.
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.