Health & Science

Health & Science
5:48 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Despite Progress, Problems—New And Old—Pop Up In Florida's Medicaid Managed Care Program

Credit Agency For Healthcare Administration

Florida recently finished rolling out a new way of providing care to more than 3.5 million low-income Floridians. Nearly all of them are now enrolled in managed care plans. The state agency that runs Medicaid recently released a series of comments from various players in the industry praising the rollout. But some groups say the new system is still plagued with problems.

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Health & Science
6:28 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Florida Health Choices Eyes New Vendor In Hopes Of Boosting Low Enrollment

Florida Health Choices launched in March 2014 and had only attracted 34 people by September.
Credit myfloridachoice.org

Florida’s health insurance marketplace debuted earlier this year but so far, less than forty people have signed up. Now the board that runs the program is looking to attract health insurance providers, and to do that, it’s turning to a new company to help it expand its services.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

With Medicaid Managed Care Complete, State Looks Ahead

Now that Florida’s health care agency has finished implementing a managed care system statewide for Medicaid recipients, it’s time to do some refining.          

“We are going to streamline our credentialing process of the coming year," says AHCA Medicaid Director Justin Senior. "We are going to try to speed up health plan enrollment during the course of the coming year.”

Health & Science
4:20 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

94,000 Floridians Could Lose ACA-Backed Health Insurance Due To Citizenship, Name Mismatch

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Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services CMS

Thousands of Floridians could soon lose their federally-purchased health insurance if they don’t submit information to the government verifying their citizenship status.

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Health & Science
5:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

State Says Medicare, Medicaid Providers Can Share Electronic Records Across State Lines

Credit Florida Health Information Exchange / Agency For Healthcare Administration

For the past three years, the state Agency for Healthcare Administration has been building a system providers can use to share electronic health records. Now, the state system, called the Health Information Exchange, has linked up with a national group to allow Florida physicians to share documents across stat lines and with federal and non-federal agencies.

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