With an individual market expected to grow considerably, boosted by U.S. health reform, insurers such as Highmark Health Services, United Healthcare or Florida Blue are heading to where potential new customers already are: the mall. Mike King, director of retail marketing for Highmark, said that...

Two years ago, the staff at Exceptional Care for Children decided to take on one of its biggest challenges yet: to take a group of its pediatric nursing home patients on a trip to Disney World. Four months of planning and $100,000 later, eight medically fragile...

The United States is the only advanced country in the world without some form of universal healthcare to cover all its citizens. This is about to change with implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by Congress in 2010. Some 30 million more Americans are...

Citing Miami’s ignominious status as a national Medicare fraud “hot spot,’’ federal health officials Friday said they will temporarily ban new home health agencies in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties from enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid, in an effort to stem scams and abuse. The six-month moratorium,...

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a provider of health care information systems and connectivity solutions, announced the introduction of a collaborative care project with health insurer, Florida Blue, and Availity, a health information network. In a release, the company noted...

ne thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for...

Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading national provider of financing to healthcare professionals, was recently named one of South Florida's Top 100 Private Companies. BHG was ranked no. 33 on the annual list published by the South Florida Business Journal. "It's an honor to be mentioned among all...

Marjorie Mangiaruca suffered from Alzheimer's disease for years, and before she developed significant dementia, told her family she did not want to be resuscitated should a dire medical crisis occur. But her wishes were not followed when staff at a Central Florida senior health-care home found Mangiaruca gasping...