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ADP, AHCA Getting $502.7 Million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Funds

This week, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announced the recent approval of $502.7 million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funding to be distributed to...
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Ron DeSantis Wants Feds to Quickly Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

These drugs will be for individuals who are under the care of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Corrections (FDC), and Department of Health (DOH).

Florida Health Care Association Announces Legislative Priorities for Long Term Care

Topping the list of priorities are protecting the 2020-2021 Medicaid funding increase, enacting COVID liability protections for long term care, and addressing long term care centers’ workforce challenges by making the Personal Care Attendant Program permanent.
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Shevaun Harris Takes Over as Acting Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration

With Mary Mayhew leaving after less than two years to take over as president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, on Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Shevaun Harris to serve as acting secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
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Casey DeSantis Announces Funds to Expand Telehealth Services to Students in 18 Counties

“Governor DeSantis and I are immensely proud that these funds will be available to support schools in their efforts to help students overcome barriers to achieving positive mental health wellness,” said DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis Allows Visitors to Return to Long-Term Care Facilities

“The Task Force thoughtfully constructed a blueprint for the safe reopening of long-term care facilities,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “Limiting visitation at these facilities was a very difficult decision that took an emotional toll on families and residents, especially on those who suffer from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s. With the right precautions in place, I’m confident we can safely re-open visitation at these facilities and reunite families who have been so patient throughout this process.”
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CMS Will Allow Hospitals More Flexibility to Offer Long-term Care Services for COVID-19 Patients

Following a recent request from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new federal flexibility to allow hospitals to bill Medicare for a lower acuity hospital stay or establish a rate that may be used in these instances such as an inpatient rehabilitation facility rate.

AHCA Issues Emergency Rules to Help Prevent Coronavirus at Long-Term Care Facilities

These rules require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to grant access to the Florida Department of Health or their authorized representative for the purpose of infection prevention and control, including mandated COVID-19 testing of both on-duty and off-duty staff when arranged by the Department.
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Agency for Health Care Administration Unveils Statewide Hospital Bed Capacity Dashboard

This statewide resource is comprised of real-time, self-reported bed availability by all Florida hospitals. The dashboard provides Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Department of Health, healthcare providers and emergency management operators with critical, real-time information to better inform state and local planning and response to the need for more hospital beds as they confront COVID-19 in Florida.

Florida Healthy Kids Looks to Protect Members During COVID-19 Outbreak

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, this week, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency.
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Ron DeSantis Pledges to Increase Transparency in Florida Healthcare

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased efforts to increase the transparency of healthcare systems across the Sunshine State.
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Casey DeSantis: Fed Sending Almost $59 Million to Florida to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

The funds will be sent out over three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which will go to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and county health departments in Broward, Duval and Palm Beach Counties.
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