What You Missed: 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Ethan Kispert | May 25, 2022 | Florida
Third-quarter data on statewide opioid prescriptions for 2021 has been made available by Florida Health, and shows that between July and September, the number of prescriptions dispensed to patient ticked down. According to the dashboard on Florida Health Charts, the number of opioid prescriptions decreased during the third quarter to
Simone Marstiller, secretary for the Florida Agency of Health Care Administration, provided an update to the Senate Committee on Health Policy on the state's prescription drug importation program, which could eventually bring cheaper prescriptions into the state from Canada. In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Modernization Act, which authorized the
Florida’s House Health and Human Services Committee held an interim committee hearing on Oct. 19 to address health care staffing challenges facing the state. Of primary concern for several of the health officials that participated in the meeting was inadequate staff pay, the workforce pipeline, and regulatory roadblocks.
Gov. Ron DeSantis recently appointed Shevaun Harris as acting secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration. Harris has been at the agency for more than a decade, having held the positions of bureau chief of Medicaid policy and AHCA administrator. She is also an adjunct professor at Florida State
Governor Ron DeSantis lifted the ban on nursing home visitors after a Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities prepared and released their final recommendations. Visitors, including children, can now visit long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Outdoor visitation will be allowed regardless of the
Experts warn Washington could be in a “Florida-like condition” if the state doesn’t take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The warning came during a Thursday press conference where Gov. Jay Inslee introduced a series of new restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, and fitness centers. A recent