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Bill aiming to protect Florida hospital workers from violence gains Senate support

| Mar 23, 2023 | Florida

A bill that aims to protect Florida hospital employees from workplace violence is gaining support in the legislature.     Members of the Senate Committee on Health Policy unanimously passed Senate Bill 568 on Monday. It was the second Senate committee to approve the bill, which now goes to the...[ Read More ]

New dashboard provides valuable information on Florida’s long-term care facilities

| Mar 21, 2023 | Florida

A new Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) dashboard is now available for residents seeking valuable information on long-term care facilities.     The FHCA launched the Long Term Care Quality Dashboard this month to provide transparent data about the quality of care delivered in Florida’s nursing homes. “Our association is...[ Read More ]

Miami Jewish Health backing workforce, PACE initiatives this legislative session

| Mar 21, 2023 | Florida

Miami Jewish Health is advocating for bills that would supplement the healthcare workforce and support responsible guidelines for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) growth during this legislative session.      Miami Jewish Health specializes in senior care, providing long-term, cognitive mental health, nursing home, assisted living, home,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid step therapy coverage, FL hospitals' economic impact, Medicaid redeterminations

| Mar 14, 2023 | Florida

This edition includes coverage of a bill to prohibit Medicaid coverage of step therapy, a report showing the significant contribution Florida hospitals make to the state's economy, and information about upcoming Medicaid redeterminations. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. Legislature looks to eliminate step therapy in...[ Read More ]

Florida Hospital Association increasing awareness about Medicaid redeterminations

| Mar 9, 2023 | Florida

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) is taking several measures to spread awareness about the upcoming Medicaid eligibility redeterminations process. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 ends the continuous Medicaid coverage provision on March 31st, and is linked to the federal public health emergency (PHE), which is also coming to an...[ Read More ]

Florida to begin Medicaid eligibility redeterminations in April

| Mar 6, 2023 | Florida

When the federal public health emergency (PHE) was put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida received additional funding from the federal government under the condition that the state provides continuous Medicaid coverage and does not disenroll beneficiaries. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 ends the continuous...[ Read More ]