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Healthcare News & Updates
Saturday, September 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug importation rule finalized »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff The Trump administration has finalized a rule to allow states to begin imp...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Money to aid mental health services for children »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff The Florida Department of Education is making $2 million available to rural...
Friday, September 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New law will shrink Medicaid waiting list »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Nearly 60,000 poor, disabled and elderly residents are on a waiting list for...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds give reprieve to health care providers »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposed rule...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida health system gets low ranking »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- We’re No. 41. A new Commonwealth Fund analysis...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board to carry out expanded role for nurses »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff With proposed rules to expand the scope of practice for Florida pharmacists...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clock ticking on new pharmacy rules »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff A 21-day public comment period on proposed rules to expand the role of Flori...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy board moves forward on expanded practice »
By Christine Sexton The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- Members of the state pharmacy board agreed Wednesday to...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debate continues over expanded role for pharmacists »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Florida pharmacists and physicians continue to wrangle ab...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SB 698: The Pelvic Consent Law and the Board of Medicine »
Content provided by: Gregory Chaires, Esq. of Chaires, Brooderson, & Guerrero As many of you may be aware, o...
Sunday, August 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physician board defers on waiving license fees »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Citing budgetary concerns, members of the Florida Board of Medicine delayed...
Thursday, August 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical board considers new pelvic exam law »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff The Florida Board of Medicine has agreed to weigh in on whether a new state...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State hits Medicaid plans for contract breaches »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Managed care plans were sanctioned 187 times and paid more than $2 million i...
Friday, July 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New pelvic exam law causes uncertainty »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE-- A new state law aimed at protecting patients from unwante...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State waives Medicaid transportation rule »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Days after agreeing to waive rules that require hospitals to obtain prior...
Friday, July 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS releases new Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) »
Content provided by: Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.   CMS just released the updated ABN CMS-R-131.&nb...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State sending $138 million to health departments »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that it is sending $138...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida adds 74 Hepatitis A cases in June »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Florida had 74 hepatitis A cases in June and has hit 680 cases this year,...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A cases hit 675 this year »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   The number of hepatitis A cases in Florida this year has reach...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
More isolation, tracing, masks needed amid pandemic »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff More isolation of COVID-19 patients, increased contact tracing ...
Monday, June 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis vetoes a 'big hit' to health care budget »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed more than $140.5 million i...
Monday, June 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pelvic exam consent law takes effect July 1st »
Legislation that passed during the 2020 Florida Legislative Session takes effect on July 1 st  which requires patient...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacist rules face physician objections »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The chairman of a state physician-licensing bo...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A cases continue to mount »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Florida had 56 cases of hepatitis A during the first three weeks of June,...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State political eyes on South Florida Senate race »
The News Service of Florida By Ana Ceballos TALLAHASSEE --- As Democrats inch closer to having real power in the Fl...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Floridians turn to Medicaid amid pandemic »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The number of Floridians relying on the state’s hea...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Painful' health care vetoes predicted »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vow this week to make deep...
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fast-tracked pharmacy rules worry some doctors »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- A push to expand the role Florida pharmacis...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHCA backs money for 28 hospitals »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Twenty-eight Florida hospitals will see bumps in their Medicai...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A cases top 600, down from last year »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff     Florida has seen a drop in cases of hepatitis A this y...
Monday, June 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future amount of 'LIP' money unclear »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff One of the most-important parts of a Medicaid “waiver” that Florida has re...
Monday, June 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative candidates qualify for election bids »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Dozens of legislative candidates began qualifying Monday for this year’s e...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid enrollment proposal spurs questions »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- Florida Medicaid officials may have ove...
Monday, June 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mayhew seeks managed care extension but eyes future changes »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Florida health care officials on Monday formally as...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA summaries of ONC and CMS final rules »
The below message is from the American Medical Association:   The Office of the National Coordinato...

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