By: Liz Freeman NAPLES — Some seniors are caught between their past and their futures. Legislation passed by Florida lawmakers during the recent session could offer some remedy. The legislation addresses continuing care retirement communities and would allow these retirement communities to offer “memberships” to seniors for various services...

By Michael Peltier (Reuters) - Florida lawmakers passed a sweeping Medicaid reform package that places most recipients into managed care in a closely watched debate over how to curb costs and provide health benefits to the poor. Following hours of debate and back-room negotiations over the past...

Republicans have partisan control of both chambers of the Legislature and a shared intention to move Medicaid patients to managed care plans, yet the state Senate and House of Representatives have significant differences over how to implement those strategies. Medicaid is expected to cost $22 billion...

By Jim Saunders 04/15/11 © Health News Florida The Senate Budget Committee approved a massive Medicaid overhaul Thursday that would try to slam the brakes on health-care spending. The bill includes a controversial proposal that would cap the amount of money the state spends each year on Medicaid...

Written by Lindsey Dunn Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida will open the new West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami on April 27, according to a news release by the health system. The hospital will be the first new, non-replacement hospital in Miami in more than...

It's no secret that all hospitals are not equal. The special quality shared by the 152 that made it into the new 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings (out of nearly 5,000 that were considered), and even more so by the 14 in this year's Honor Roll,...

WASHINGTON -- Codifying recommendations made at a meeting last month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has officially recommended that physician reimbursement under the Medicare program be increased by 1% in 2012. MedPAC -- an independent agency of 17 trustees that provides Congress with advice on...

Alyson Martin Harold Richards, 81, at the senior emergency room at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. When Harold Richards, 81, arrived at the hospital emergency room in Ann Arbor, Mich., he expected a long wait. After all, he’d been through the...