December 21, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/12/2014

› Public asked to report rare bird sightings
Got owls? The state wildlife commission is asking for any reports of sightings of burrowing owls, southeastern American kestrels and painted buntings. The three birds are all rare, declining species found in South Florida, as well as other parts of the state.
» See also: FWC: Help us find these rare upland birds

› Miami food trucks safer than restaurants, study says
On your next lunch outing in Miami, you may want to consider this: Food trucks performed better than brick-and-mortar restaurants when it came to food code violations.

› Intermedix buys medical billings business
Intermedix Corp., a fast-growing Fort Lauderdale company that provides technology services and software for health care and safety industries, has made another acquisition. Intermedix said it bought the medical billings operations of California's T-System to expand in the billings business.

› Florida agencies tracking down former foster youth about health coverage
Just as the 2010 health-care law extends coverage to young adults on their parents’ insurance policies until age 26, it also extends Medicaid coverage to those who were in foster care on their 18th birthdays, including about 200 former foster youth in Duval and Nassau counties.

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