In another step toward transforming Medicaid into a statewide managed-care system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration said Tuesday it has chosen five health plans to provide coverage to seniors who need long-term care. The announcement came after a months-long bidding process that included HMOs...

NCH Healthcare System in Collier County is among four additional health care organizations selected to join Florida’s electronic medical records sharing system, the Health Information Exchange, state officials said this afternoon. The exchange allows separate health entities to share medical records, test results and other relevant...

A dozen years later, Maruchi Mendez still chokes on her words when she talks about her son, a star baseball pitcher. A strapping athlete scouted by the pros, he keeled over in his South Miami backyard while playing catch. Ramiro “Toti” Mendez was dead at 20...

If you're a nurse who specializes in assisting with surgery, newborn care, or cardiovascular disease, you can write your own ticket. Broward Health Medical Center, for example, is providing a $5,000 sign-on bonus to surgery RNs who commit to two years' employment. RNs remain in short...

NAPLES — The state recouped $162 million from Medicaid fraud investigations last year, a 47 percent increase from $110 million that was recovered in 2011, according to new data released Thursday. The state Agency for Health Care Administration and the Attorney General's Office released its annual Medicaid...

ALLAHASSEE — The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is now contending that the federal health care overhaul will cost state taxpayers billions more than estimates from just a few months ago. Scott’s health care agency has drawn up dramatic new estimates that now prices the cost...

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF) is proud to announce that House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) and President of Health Care Quality Advisors Michael Millenson will participate as keynote speakers for the upcoming 2013 Florida...

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society,...

Words are contested terrain in political debate. The words we use to label issues and ideas shape how people think about them. Abortion advocates identify themselves as "Pro-Choice." Opponents prefer to be seen as "Pro-Life" rather than as "anti-Abortion." People who support immigration reform refer to...