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Florida Delegation Backs Extending Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services Through 2024

Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s, R-Wy., “Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act.” The bill extends Medicare coverage of telehealth services through the end of 2024. The House passed the measure on...

Gus Bilirakis Backs Bill to Help Protect Lab Access for Seniors on Medicare

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., threw his support behind the “Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA),” a proposal from U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ. “The legislation seeks to protect American seniors’ access...
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Gus Bilirakis: Time to Create a Commission to Figure Out How to Save Medicare...

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to “create a non-partisan commission of experts to identify potential solutions that would ensure the long-term financial sustainability of both Medicare and Social Security.” Bilirakis...

Vern Buchanan Plans to Use New Subcommittee Post to Focus on Medicare, Telehealth

Now the top Republican to lead the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., weighed in on what he wants to do in his new post. Buchanan took over...

Vern Buchanan Leads House Republicans Against Vaccine Mandate for Medicare, Medicaid Providers

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Larry Buchson, R-Ind., rounded up more than 100 congressional Republicans to urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to drop...
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Rick Scott Tries to Get Senate From Preventing Mandatory Vaccines for Federal Benefits

This week, U.S. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to advance four bills which, he insisted, “would prevent the federal government from mandating vaccines for eligible Americans to receive Social Security and...

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...

Democrats Ignoring Social Security, Medicare Solvency

The Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees revised their latest forecast on when Social Security and Medicare funds will run out. The new report finds that funds will be depleted sooner than predicted as...
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Ashley Moody Helps Recover More Than $100,000 for Florida Medicaid Program Following MFCU Investigation

The recovery follows an investigation into an Ocala neurologist allegedly submitting false claims for medically unnecessary and unreasonable prescription drugs.
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Gus Bilirakis Introduces the Addressing Social Determinants in Medicare Advantage Act

The congressman’s office offered some of the rationales behind his proposal after he brought it out, noting the bill “encourages Medicare Advantage programs to offer supplemental benefits to address social determinants of health."

Ashley Moody: Florida Secured More than $2 Million After Investigation into Healthcare Kickbacks

Florida recently joined the federal government and six other states in settling allegations against Medicrea USA, Inc. and Medicrea International, d/b/a Medicrea, for involvement in purported kickbacks.
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Kathy Castor Wants to Expand SSDI, Medicare Coverage for Metastatic Breast Cancer

"Current federal guidelines force individuals diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to wait five months to access Social Security Disability Insurance and 24 months for Medicare benefits, leaving many without the healthcare and resources they desperately need. This commonsense bill would waive these waiting periods and allow individuals with metastatic breast cancer to have immediate access to critical support and medical care,” Castor said on Friday. 
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