Health care for the poor consumes a big chunk of the state budget. Managed care companies promise less waste and fraud — an understandable concept when providers falsify bills and parents use emergency rooms to treat sniffling children. “Medicaid is irretrievably broken and we need to start over,” says state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who […]
It’s been a tragic waste of money and lives.As the managed care lobby portrayed it, the Nursing Home Diversion program sounded like a great bargain: Give us Florida’s frail, older people who are candidates for a nursing home. Pay us less than the nursing home rate and we will care for them in assisted living […]
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The Florida Legislature’s 2011 Medicaid reform law is designed to move the entire Medicaid population into managed care organizations (MCO) beginning with elderly and disabled in 2013. The state must receive waiver approval from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). The rationale for this qualitative shift in Medicaid policy is that it will […]