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“The goal of Your Health Matters is to remind Floridians of all ages that even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, check-ups, screenings, and critical procedures all remain integral to good health,” said Mary Mayhew, the president and CEO of the FHA. “We’re concerned that Floridians are foregoing and delaying essential health care and risking their health as a result.”
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).
“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.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and his office announced a formal search has begun for Mayhew's replacement, which will conclude by her last day on Friday, October 2.
Bilirakis weighed in after the discussion which also includes leaders Baycare, Tampa General, HCA West Florida, AdventHealth and 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.”
Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been prohibited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida’s state agencies have coordinated with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health during the public health emergency to ensure Floridians have access to free mental health resources and necessary support.
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.
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.
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.
DeSantis and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar teamed up to annouce “HHS issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and draft guidance for the plan” to import the drugs.
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