Tag: Medicaid

Federal judge won’t dismiss Fla. Medicaid lawsuit

MIAMI — A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program will resolve many of the problems. The state argued that a massive statewide overhaul to privatize Medicaid will raise reimbursement rates, improve doctor

Medicaid funds repayment mark latest sign of Washington-Tallahassee rift

TALLAHASSEE — The federal government wants to recover $267 million from Florida hospitals it says were paid too much to care for the poor. And it wants the entire amount this year — a demand that is hitting safety-net hospitals like Jackson Memorial in Miami and Tampa General hard. “Essentially it

Medicaid Plans to Get Extra Drug $

Florida Medicaid officials have decided to give an extra payment to managed-care plans to cover the unexpected cost of a new treatment for a common viral illness, Hepatitis C. Credit Courtesy of Gilead Sciences Inc. The Agency for Health Care Administration intends to make a “kick payment” to plans to