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Florida insurers want more money from the state to cover Medicaid patients

Florida reaped substantial savings after switching to privately managed healthcare for more than 3 million residents covered through Medicaid. But it's possible the savings--which accounted for nearly $9.5 billion of state spending last year--could soon disappear.

Republican AGs: CMS must stop 'coercive efforts' to expand Medicaid

Ten Republican state attorneys general are asking Republican lawmakers to prevent the Obama administration from taking what they call "coercive efforts" to compel them into expanding their state Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act.

Providers deploy mobile technology to enhance chronic care management

A Florida hospital physician group is launching an mHealth platform to enhance care and treatment for Medicare patients.

Humana, HCA on brink of contract saga

If Humana and Hospital Corporation of America cannot negotiate their contract by July 10, HCA will no longer be an in-network provider for hundreds of thousands of Humana customers in Florida.

Supreme Court to hear Medicare fraud case involving frozen assets

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a $45 million Medicare fraud case during its next term, specifically reviewing the extent to which federal prosecutors can freeze funding for defendants tied to fraud schemes.

Doctor tied to Sen. Robert Menendez released on bail with strict constraints

Two months after his arrest and one month after a judge denied bail, calling him a flight risk due to his ties to the Dominican Republic, Salomon Melgen, M.D. will be released on bail.

What would the Founding Fathers say about Medicaid expansion?

When the Florida Legislature voted down Medicaid expansion yet once again last week, I received a glowing announcement from the James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based think tank that has a lot...

Florida House rejects Medicaid expansion

Florida's Republican-led House of Representatives rejected the state's plan to expand Medicaid to nearly 650,000 residents.

GOP Senators introduce new healthcare plan in Florida

Republican Senate leaders in Florida offered a healthcare compromise Tuesday to the ongoing budget battle that's threatening to shut down state government.

Florida hospitals balk at turning over financial information

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has asked for financial information from most of the hospitals in the Sunshine State, and many of them are telling them to go look it up himself, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal.