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Jackson, Molina Officials To Face Hospital Commission

The commission also met in Tampa on June 17.
The commission also met in Tampa on June 17.

A commission formed byGov. Rick Scott to delve into health-care funding issues will meet Thursday in Miami and hear a presentation from Jackson Health System President and CEO CarlosMigoyaand insurance officials.

The Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding will meet at the Miami Dade College Medical Campus and also will hear presentations by David Pollack, president of the insurer Molina Healthcare of Florida, Inc., and Eric Johnson, director of life and health product review at the state Office of Insurance Regulation.

The commission, formed this spring as lawmakers grappled with a hospital-funding debate, is holding a series of meetings across the state.

Also during Thursday's meeting, Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary LizDudekis expected to discuss a letter she sent last week to managed-care plans in the Medicaid program.

That letter raised concerns about contracts between managed-care plans and hospitals thatDudeksaid include high payment rates.

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