Florida healthcare providers and advocates recently won a lengthy court battle against the state Medicaid’s program.
Florida doctors and dentists argued Medicaid was shortchanging them on reimbursement rates. U.S. appellate Judge Adalberto Jordan agreed.
Florida Dental Association President Richard Stevenson says low reimbursement was a major factor for dentists in the state refusing to accept Medicaid patients. Stevenson says he is looking forward to legislators providing enough funds to better care for the state’s underserved and vulnerable populations.