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Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How these 4 specialties used telemedicine to save nearly $600,000 »
The Connecticut Medicaid program saved almost $579,000 after a federally qualified health center with 200 locations across...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How these 4 specialties used telemedicine to save nearly $600,000 »
The Connecticut Medicaid program saved almost $579,000 after a federally qualified health center with 200 locations across...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospital mergers need further scrutiny to maintain competition, researchers say »
The  Houston Chronicle  (2/13, Deam) reports that “health care consolidation and the integration of hospital and...
Monday, January 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill would expand ‘scope of practice’ for psychologists »
B 304 would allow psychologists to prescribe drugs, including controlled substances. ByDrew WilsononJanuary 12, 20...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthy Start »
Orange County has an infant mortality crisis. We now have the second highest infant mortality rate among the urban c...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill would allow needle exchanges outside Miami-Dade »
A bipartisan push is behind legislation that would allow for the expansion of Miami-Dade County’s needle exchange program...
Wednesday, January 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Would Provide More Money For Florida’s Safety Net Hospitals »
A bill filed by Sen. Marco Rubio would change the way safety net hospitals are reimbursed for serving uninsured and Medica...
Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinics Make Up For Lack Of Medicaid Expansion »
Health care is one of the most important things for Floridians this election. That’s according to a recent  Kaiser Fa...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Adds Three Zika Cases »
The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus continued to gradually increase last week, with new cases reported in...
Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMGs: These 4 tips can help you succeed with Match »
Despite their critical role within our country’s health system, international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking to practice...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills »
The Hill  (9/18, Sullivan) reports senators from both parties are “unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surpris...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Large hospitals reportedly use secret deals to hinder competition »
  On its front page, the Wall Street Journal (9/18, A1, Mathews, Subscription Publication) reports that hospita...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Patients Face Changes In Health Plans »
About 600,000 low-income patients will be assigned to new Medicaid managed-care plans in the coming months after the state...
Friday, August 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 reasons physicians are less likely to seek support »
5 reasons physicians are less likely to seek support Physician well-being is increasingly recognized as the fourt...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Azar: HHS to rewrite health care privacy rules »
Congressional Quarterly (7/26, McIntire, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Boards To Huddle About Drug Rules »
Florida lawmakers this year passed a bill that limits prescribing of controlled substances for patients suffering from acu...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
After High School, Young Women's Exercise Rates Plunge »
Young women, especially young women of color, tend to get less exercise than their male counterparts, and the disparities...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert regarding the state mandated opioid course »
A recent unsolicited email received by physicians across the state promises free membership and low-cost CME. This group,...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Plans Challenge Medicaid Contract Decisions »
With tens of billions of dollars in contracts at stake, a dozen health plans have told Florida officials they are challeng...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Group Wants To Raise Taxes For Children’s Services In Orange County »
An entity called the Children’s Trust wants to expand to Orange County. It would do so by asking voters in November to cre...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Names Nine Medicaid Health Plans But Challenges Loom »
  Florida officials on Tuesday announced the names of the nine health plans the state wants to ink con...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Advisers Recommend Payment Cuts To Many Free-Standing ERs »
The woman arrived at the emergency department gasping for air, her severe emphysema causing such shortness of breath that...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UCF Researchers Look At Opioid Abuse In Black Adults »
DAYLINA MILLER/HEALTH NEWS FLORIDA   A new study out of the University of C...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Direct Primary Care' Bill Gets Scott's Approval »
After years of legislative discussion about the issue, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a measure (HB 37) that amends the...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Needle Exchange Program Could Expand In South Florida »
An effort to expand a needle-exchange program statewide was scrapped Tuesday by a House health care committee, w...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Department of Health in Orange County Hispanic Health Report »
The Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority group in Orange County, comprising 29.8% of the total population. T...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Data, Old Glitches Renew Telehealth Debate In Tallahassee »
As another Florida legislative session boots up in Tallahassee this week, lawmakers are set to take another whack at regul...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care »
The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Ri...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada »
The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange County decides to allow medical marijuana dispensaries »
Advocates cried and cheered as Orange County commissioners unanimously voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in th...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FL Lawmakers Propose Clearing The Path For More Needle Exchange Programs »
As opioid abuse rises across the state some lawmakers are pushing to clear the way for more needle exchange programs. ...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse »
Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name for prescription opioid, beginning...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians Come Together to Help Children in Need »
Physicians throughout the community are coming together next month to support local children and their families through a...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sweeping Measure Addresses Prescription Pills »
Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check...

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