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...

By Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writer Scientists have developed a computer model for predicting flu outbreaks weeks in advance, raising the tantalizing possibility of "flu forecasts" that might one day help guide such decisions as when to ramp up vaccine production or close schools. The new flu model,...

Senior Home Care, a leading provider of home health care solutions in the Southeast, today announced that 28 of its offices in Florida and Louisiana have been named 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the country, out of more...

By Diane C. Lade Do you or someone you know have trouble remembering the names and faces of familiar people? Are there behavioral changes, like being more angry than usual or making poor choices? A free and confidential memory screening can help sort out whether these are...

By Steve Dorfman Whether you’re approaching your senior years or have loved ones who are already there, health care later in life is a concern for all of us. And, never more so than now, considering how much we’ve all been hearing about proposed reforms in Medicare. Thankfully, though,...

Under Medicare's 2013 payment schedule, released late last week, home health agency payments will remain flat while primary care physicians can expect up to a 7 percent boost in payments. Modern Healthcare: Medicare Home Health Payments To Remain Flat Home health agencies can expect Medicare payments to...