Commission on Healthcare and Hospital funding

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Governor Rick Scott is pushing for greater healthcare cost transparency in hospitals.  The move comes as Florida faces the loss of more federal health care funding next year, and growing concerns about the state’s healthcare costs.

Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding
Agency For Healthcare Administration

Governor Rick Scott is accusing Florida hospitals of price-gouging patients. He’s vowing to change that. But the Florida Hospital Association calls the governor’s statements mean-spirited.

A map representing the 13 regions for Medicaid Managed Care
Agency For Healthcare Administration

Florida’s plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents, was billed as a cost saver. And last year, Florida healthcare officials started steering people out of the old fee-for-service model, and into private health plans.  Now the insurance companies say they’re running more than $500 million in the red.

Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding
Agency For Healthcare Administration

Governor Rick Scott’s hospital finance group and the state’s healthcare agency have released the names of hospitals that haven’t responded to the group’s requests for information. The move comes amid an increasingly bitter debate over the future of healthcare funding in Florida.

Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding
Agency For Healthcare Administration

Governor Rick Scott’s hospital commission is grappling with lots of data and little direction. The group met for the first time Wednesday to try and make sense of a mountain of information.