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DeSantis’ 2022-2023 budget supports direct care providers, but not COVID mitigation

| Jan 3, 2022 | Florida

Florida legislators will convene next week to review and approve Florida’s 2022-2023 budget. Governor Ron DeSantis released his budget recommendations last month, totaling over $99.7 billion. Health care-wise, the “Freedom First Budget” provides support for substance use disorder services and direct care providers, but leaves COVID-19 mitigation funding virtually off...[ Read More ]

Florida Medicaid, DOH, present FY 2022 budget requests

| Oct 14, 2021 | Florida

Three agencies — the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Florida Department of Health, and the Department of Children and Families — presented their legislative budget requests (LBR) for fiscal year (FY) 2022 to the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee for consideration on Monday.  Recurring requests among the agencies...[ Read More ]

Florida budget attempts to close $417 million Medicaid deficit

| Sep 3, 2021 | Florida

The Florida Legislative Budget Commission adopted several amendments allocating funds for the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), the Department of Health, and other agencies on Friday. The Commission also reviewed a long-range financial outlook for Florida from fiscal years 2021-23, which Commission Chair Rep. Jay Trumbull (R-Panama City) described as...[ Read More ]