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June 23, 2017

Healthcare

Florida Blue: Rates Will Increase 20 Percent Without Cost Sharing Reductions

Florida Blue will file its proposed rates for the Affordable Care Act marketplace this week and officials warn they could increase by 20 percent if the federal government stops funding the cost sharing measures that are included in Obamacare. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Report: Florida To Lose Jobs Under Congressional Health Proposal

A George Washington University and Commonwealth Fund report suggests Florida’s economy stands to lose big if Congress passes the current version of a measure repealing the Affordable Care Act. Researchers... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Regional Health Care Trends

South Florida | Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beaches Coral Gables Hospital’s Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive Collected 2,525 Servings of Cereal Coral Gables Hospital is pleased to announce that it... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Florida Blue statement on plans for the individual Marketplace in 2018

For the individual market, Florida Blue plans to once again provide plans through the Marketplace in all 67 counties of the state, as we have every year since the Marketplace opened in 2014. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2017

Aspirin use has modest or no benefit for patients with hardened arteries, UF Health researchers find

For decades, aspirin has been widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Now, a team led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found that aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

Tampa General Hospital names new CEO

John Couris will become president and chief executive officer of Tampa General Sept. 1, 2017. Couris currently is president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, a 327-bed not-for-profit hospital in Jupiter, FL, a position he has held since June 2010. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

FGCU virologists publish study that finds Zika invaded Florida multiple times in 2016

A new study led by an international group of scientists, including five from Florida Gulf Coast University, sheds light on how the Zika virus entered and circulated in Florida in 2016 and might do so again this year. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2017

Cancer care: The limits of immunotherapy

Few people know cancer's devastating effects more intimately than Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Express Scripts and myMatrixx Combine To Offer Best-in-Class Pharmacy Services for Workers' Compensation Programs

Express Scripts Holding Co. said it has acquired a Florida firm focused on providing pharmacy benefits to those in workers' compensation programs. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

Tobacco Free Florida Focuses On The "True Cost" Of Smoking

As part of Tobacco Free Florida Week, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging residents to ‘kick the habit' by focusing on the ‘cost of smoking,' both physically and financially, to help make their point, the Health Department's Tobacco Free Florida education and prevention program is out with a public service announcement that invites viewers to “step into The Smoker's Store,” where one can see the true cost of smoking. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Scott's Emergency Order Speeds Federal Help to Addicts

Governor Rick Scott's recent emergency declaration means some 3,000 addicts in Florida will soon be getting access to opioid blockers like methadone, suboxone and naltrexone, health officials say. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Florida hospitals eye health care negotiations for federal funding

Florida hospitals are intently watching the negotiations between the state and federal government over health care funding. The state has been talking to the federal government about renewing a wavier for health care services for low-income Floridians. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks No. 4 in nation for diversity and inclusion in health care facilities

DiversityInc's Top Hospitals and Health Systems List is a data-driven survey that looks at national employers and their demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

University demand for counselors continues to rise in Florida

Florida's universities call it a troubling trend. The need for mental health counseling services among students has gone up nearly 50 percent over the past five years. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Florida Pays More For Less Federal Health Care Funding

Poor Floridians may see less access to medical care. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, said the state is turning down billions of dollars in federal funding for health care this year because it is not expanding Medicaid. Florida lawmakers are also planning to cut Medicaid and hospital funding. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Gov. Scott directs statewide public health emergency for opioid epidemic

Today, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2017

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues statement about Zika workshops

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted a series of Zika workshops for mosquito control programs throughout Florida, which concluded last week. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches Receives 2017 Small Business of the Year Award

Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches is proud to announce that it has received the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for 2017. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

Northeast Florida nursing homes rally against state elder care changes

With two weeks left in the legislative session, some Jacksonville elder care providers are rallying supporters against a Senate-proposed change to how nursing homes are funded. Read more »
Published on 4/25/2017

U.S. high court won't review WellCare ex­CEO fraud conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poo Read more »
Published on 4/25/2017

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