Tag: department of health and human services

Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick: Florida Health Providers Getting $13.3 Million from HHS

This week, U.S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., announced $13,304,361 in federal funds for additional relief fund payments for Florida health care providers. “Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health...

Marco Rubio Backs the Preventing Mandates on Toddlers Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. John Thune’s, R-SD, and U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain’s, R-Mich., “Preventing Mandates on Toddlers Act.” “This bicameral legislation would nullify an interim final...

Rick Scott to HHS Inspector General: American Families Demand Answers on COVID-19 Origins

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Christi Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), demanding answers...

Marco Rubio Calls on HHS to Come Up With a Plan to Prevent Alzheimer’s...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined more than a dozen senators from both sides of the aisle, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Florida Republicans Call on HHS to Reverse Decision to Ration Antibody Treatments

At the end of last week, Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter urging U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to reverse course on the department’s sudden...

Rick Scott Wants Answers From the Biden Administration on Immigration

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Sec. Norris Cochran requesting additional information on the scope of the border emergency.

Kathy Castor Wants Accurate COVID-19 Reporting From CDC, HHS

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., brought out the “Ensuring Transparent Honest Information on COVID-19 (ETHIC) Act” which will “require reporting of COVID-19 data from states, localities, tribes and territories to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and give the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the tools needed to improve national public health data systems.”

Nikki Fried, FDACS Warn Floridians About COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Joining warnings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FDACS is providing consumer tips and spreading the message to ensure Floridians can avoid these scams.

Charlie Crist Announces HHS Grants for COVID-19 Testing in Pinellas County

The new grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)--which come to $689,094--will help Community Health Centers with COVID-19 testing. Earlier this summer, Crist announced $1.1 million for  Pinellas County and Community Health Centers of Pinellas for COVID-19 testing.

Neal Dunn Backs Proposal to Offer Health Providers Some Tax Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic

Dunn is backing U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s, D-Iowa, “Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act.”

Kathy Castor Urges Ron DeSantis to Release State Testing Plan to Protect Floridians and...

The state of Florida’s testing plan was due to HHS 30 days after the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill was signed into law on April 24.

Ashley Moody: Medical Companies Will Pay Florida Medicaid More Than $500,000 to Settle False...

On Thursday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that Florida, along with Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and the federal government, have reached an agreement with Logan Laboratories LLC and Tampa Pain Relief Centers, Inc. to resolve allegations that companies billed government health care programs for unnecessary medical laboratory tests.