Health & Science

Health & Science
8:16 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Senate Derails House 'Train' Bill On Trauma, Telemedicine, Nurses and Pharmacists

With hours left to go before Florida lawmakers are set to finish this year’s legislative session, a major healthcare proposal has been derailed in the Senate.

The move highlights the gulf between the House and Senate when it comes to how to manage trauma centers, telemedicine, pharmacists and nurses, and the Senate is not impressed with a massive healthcare "train" bill sent to it by the House.

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Health & Science
5:03 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Nursing Home Tort Reform Heads To Governor's Desk

A years-long effort to revamp the rules for nursing home lawsuits is now before the Governor to sign, veto or let become law without his signature.  The proposal marks a compromise among varying groups that don’t normally agree on litigation issues.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

House 'Train Bill' Groups Trauma, Telemedicine And Nursing In Hopes Of Wooing Senate

Credit Didier Lahousse / flickr/creative commons

The Florida House is cobbling together several different health-related bills in the hope the combined proposal will sway the Senate to vote for them. But the new, combined proposal still doesn’t sway some in the originating chamber.

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Health & Science
5:37 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Senate TeleHealth Bill Extends To Out-Of-State Docs, Nurses And Pharmacists

A doctor in Mexico consults with a client and their doctor in California.
Credit Intel Free Press

Florida lawmakers have been weighing how to regulate telemedicine—generating debate between doctors’ groups and other healthcare providers. The House has been moving its telehealth proposal along, but the Senate version of the bill had its first hearing Tuesday.

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Health & Science
6:06 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Glitches, Hope Mark ACA Sign-Up Deadline Day

Andrew Behrman, President and CEO, Florida Association of Community Health Centers

The glitches plaguing healthcare.gov on the last day of open enrollment haven't stopped people from at least starting the process before the clock strikes midnight.

At the Florida Association of Community Health Centers’ office Monday, Diane Smerling and her certified application counselor Ben Browning, are fighting with healthcare.gov.

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