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Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update »
Today (July 24 th ), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Adm...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19: Correcting telehealth services billed with POS 02 »
On March 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pediatricians Say School Reopening Benefits, Risks Must be Weighed »
July 29, 2020 By: Jim Saunders TALLAHASSEE --- As school officials across Florida continue grappling with reop...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to school: What Physicians Can Say to Parents Weighing the Decision »
Should children return to school this fall? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic , it’s a question physicians—most notably pediatri...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics sends letter to DeSantis »
( WEAR ) – A letter was sent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asking him to reconsider the order requiring brick and morta...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Provider Relief Fund Update »
HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit information and apply...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis Stays Quiet on Liability Issues »
TALLAHASSEE --- Twenty-one Republican governors sent a letter this week to congressional leaders arguing that businesses,...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire »
You are invited to complete the Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire by clicking on the link below. The study ha...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration Orders Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data Directly to HHS, not CDC »
The New York Times (7/14, Stolberg) reports the administration wants “hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Co...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Calls for All Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public to Combat Coronavirus »
CNN (7/14, Fox) reports, “The science shows face masks work both to protect the wearer and to protect others from coron...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Sending $138 Million to Health Departments »
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that it is sending $138 million in federal pandemic funds to county he...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Waives Medicaid Transportation Rule »
Days after agreeing to waive rules that require hospitals to obtain prior authorization before transferring patients to lo...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19 »
By: Todd Zeiter Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company   Updated June 4, 2020: As a compan...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal protective gear supply said to be running low again in U.S. »
The  AP   (7/7, Mulvihill, Fassett) reports that “the personal protective gear that was in dangerously sh...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration to sponsor “surge” COVID-19 testing in three cities »
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration will sponsor "surge" COVID-19 testing in three cities -- Jacksonville, Florida; Bat...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Points to Being Flexible on Convention »
July 8, 2020 By:  Jim Turner News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- President Donald Trum...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Pandemic Loans Flow to Health Providers »
July 7, 2020 Christine Sexton News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- More than 4,600 health-c...
Thursday, July 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Additional COVID Isolation Centers Available »
July 2, 2020   Additional COVID Isolation Centers Available _______________________________________...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Physician Opt-Out for 2020 MIPS Program »
On June 24, CMS  announced  that physician practices can opt out of the 2020 MIPS program using the Extr...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Return to Work »
With confirmed cases of Covid continuing to increase, we are hearing from more medical practices that are experiencing sta...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder: Important Funding Announcement for all Medicaid Providers - 20 Days Left to Apply »
Reminder for all Medicaid and CHIP providers:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report indicates many furloughed workers are still holding onto employer health coverage »
More people are uninsured as a result of Covid-19, but many furloughed workers are still holding on to employer coverage—f...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital »
New federal data reinforces the stark racial disparities that have appeared with COVID-19: According to the Centers for Me...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Fewer Americans were admitted to EDs with critical conditions during initial COVID 10 weeks »
Reuters (6/22, Mishra) reports researchers at the CDC found “fewer Americans were admitted to emergency departments w...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Residents and Patients »
On Monday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed Medicare Administrative Contactors and notifie...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SBA Releases New EZ PPP Loan-Forgiveness Application »
Needless to say, it’s been a roller coaster ride for business owners over the past couple of months understanding how to...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Launches Centralized Nationwide Platform for Data on Patients with Coronavirus »
Fox News (6/16, Rivas) reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “announced Monday a new ‘centralized, secure e...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
High Unemployment Has Reportedly Made Health Care Unaffordable to Many »
The New York Times (6/16, Abelson) reports many people are still avoiding visiting a physician with their health...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency Rule: COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Staff Required Every »
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the Agency for Health C...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Medicaid Prior Authorization Reinstatement June 19 »
The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has enacted provider flexibilities to help respond to the 2019 novel co...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities »
New recommendations provide guidance to health systems and patients as COVID-19 cases decline  ...
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus Pandemic Reportedly Exacerbated the Shortage of Injectable Opioids Needed by Hospitals »
In a “Special Report,”  Reuters  (6/9, Girion, Levine, Respaut) examines how the coronavirus pandemic has ex...
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA Presses HHS to Assist Physicians Who Haven't Received Provider Relief Funds Yet »
The AMA has continued to press HHS to swiftly distribute funds to assist those physicians who have not previously received...
Thursday, June 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMPORTANT FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL MEDICAID PROVIDERS »
IMPORTANT FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL MEDICAID PROVIDERS For all Medicaid and CHIP providers: The U.S. Departme...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Fast-Tracking Pharmacy Rules Amid COVID-19 »
June 4, 2020 By: Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ad...

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