Miami Hospital Executive Charged In $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:55 pm by pj

Heidi de Marco/KHN   Lauren Weber and Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News  A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire was charged in an indictment.... Read More

Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm by pj

    Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-abortion justices Monday refu.... Read More

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm by pj

    Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News   Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health and retirement community.... Read More

Seminole County Requiring Residents to Wear Facemasks Beginning July 1

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:56 am by pj

  On Monday Seminole County announced that residents will be required to wear facemasks while in public. The executive orders states that “Every person working, l.... Read More

June 29 Rabies Alert Issued for Seminole County

Jun 29, 2020 at 07:37 pm by pj

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding All Faiths Memorial Park and Dew Drop Park in Cassel.... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Why Increasing Number of Cases of COVID-19 is NOT Bad News

Jun 27, 2020 at 11:22 am by pj

By JOHN T. LITTELL, MD   Several times a day, on every possible news outlet, we are bombarded with updates as to the new number of “cases” of COVID-19 in th.... Read More

U.S. Medicaid Costs Will Hit $1 Trillion by 2027

Jun 25, 2020 at 05:16 pm by pj

  As millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance and joblessness in danger of approaching 1930`s levels amid coronavirus outbreak, the skyrocketing costs of th.... Read More

LHC Group and Orlando Health Announce Joint Venture Agreement

Jun 25, 2020 at 05:11 pm by pj

  LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Orlando Health have announced signing  a definitive agreement to form a new joint venture to enhance ho.... Read More

Upon Entering Adolescence, Patients Should Receive Notice of a New Phase in Their Healthcare

Jun 25, 2020 at 05:04 pm by pj

  After late childhood and into adulthood, adolescents should be afforded a “Welcome to Adolescence” letter as a new rite of passage, say two Adolescent Medi.... Read More

Spring Breakers Took COVID-19 Back to Their Campuses

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:56 pm by pj

  Thousands of college students may have picked up COVID-19 while at popular and densely-packed Spring break destinations earlier this year only to return to infect othe.... Read More

Ocala Health Offering Health Insurance Hotline to Help Find Coverage

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:46 pm by pj

  As Florida continues to experience a high unemployment rate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the loss of health insurance coverage is also a major concern of those who a.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update for Antigen Tests in the Fight Against COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:34 pm by pj

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) that includes a new code for reporting antigen testing.... Read More

Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds Of COVID Contagion

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:19 pm by pj

    Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lawrence    Officials in Texas and Florida announced Friday they were closing bars in those states to.... Read More

Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:12 pm by pj

(Photos courtesy of Katherine O’Brien) Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News Three Tuesdays each month, Katherine O’Brien straps on her face mask and journeys abou.... Read More

Cities Brace For ‘Collision Course’ Of Heat Waves And COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:05 pm by pj

Brett Dahlberg, WXXI, Kaiser Health News Aaron McCullough brought his 3-year-old daughter, Ariana, to a playground in a leafy neighborhood of Rochester, New York, on a day in.... Read More

Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

Jun 25, 2020 at 03:46 pm by pj

  Alex Smith, KCUR, Kaiser Health News Despite the lack of dine-in customers for nearly 2½ long months during the coronavirus shutdown, Darrell Loo of Wald.... Read More

Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:30 am by pj

     Florida COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard       Up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida DOH  &nb.... Read More

Hospitals Lose Legal Fight Over Price Transparency

Jun 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm by pj

From Bloomberg Law   The Trump administration can keep its rule requiring hospitals to disclose the prices they privately negotiate with insurance companies, a federal.... Read More

AMA: Health Insurance Industry Failure to Adopt Prior Authorization Reforms Requires Federal Response

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:23 pm by pj

After years of inaction, prior authorization may only be fixed through federal interventionCHICAGO – More than two years after a landmark consensus statement s.... Read More

IBH Launches Dysruption, an Industry First, Mental Health, Breakthrough Technology Focused, Corporate Incubator

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:12 pm by pj

IBH Population Health Solutions (Integrated Behavioral Health, Inc.), one of the nation’s largest digitally enabled mental healthcare providers, today announced the.... Read More