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Health & Science
4:07 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Telemedicine Debate To Be Revisited In Upcoming Legislative Session

A presentation on telemedicine during the legislature's 2014 session.
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Florida lawmakers appear ready to reignite talks on the future of telemedicine after it was extinguished. The issue of how to handle doctors who treat patients remotely was jumbled into a larger health-related bill, which contributed to its defeat last session.

Florida TaxWatch’s Tamara Demco says lawmakers need to pare down their goals for addressing telemedicine in the state.

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WFSU Local
11:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

FSU Researchers Seek Minority Participants For Diabetes Study

The FSU study asks participants with Type 2 diabetes to eat two apples per day. Previous studies indicate apple can improve cardiovascular health.
Credit kobiz7 via Flickr

It could be that it takes two apples per day to keep the doctor away. Florida State University researchers are using a clinical trial to look at how eating apples affects Type 2 diabetes. It’s a disease disproportionately affecting minorities. So the Tallahassee team is working to increase ethnic diversity among its participants.

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Health & Science
6:22 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Report: 200,000 Payments From Med Tech and Pharma Companies To Florida Docs, Hospitals

Credit / Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services

The federal government has released an initial list of physicians and teaching hospitals across the county that have gotten payments from the medical industry. But federal officials say the data comes with some caveats.  

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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.

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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