Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Scott Medicaid Numbers Come Under Fire

Apr 19, 2018

When it comes to health-care math, sometimes the numbers don’t add up for Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Senior Sheds Interim Label As AHCA Secretary

Jan 12, 2017

Justin Senior was named Wednesday as secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, after serving as interim secretary for nearly four months, according to Gov. Rick Scott's office.

Court Sides With State On Immigrant Emergency Care

Jul 7, 2016

An appeals court has sided with the state in a long-running dispute about Medicaid payments to hospitals that provide emergency care to undocumented immigrants.

Settlement Reached In Battle Over Children’s Health Care

Apr 6, 2016

After a court fight that lasted more than a decade, the state and groups representing pediatricians and dentists have settled a class-action lawsuit about care provided to children in Florida's Medicaid program.

The settlement, released Tuesday, came about 15 months after a federal judge found that Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to doctors led to a lack of access to care for many poor children. But the agreement also came after the state argued that an overhaul of the Medicaid system had effectively made the case moot.

Abortion Clinics Face Licensure Loss After Doctor's Arrest

Feb 19, 2016

Four Florida abortion clinics --- two in Orlando and one each in Ocala and Fort Lauderdale --- face the potential loss of their licenses following the arrest of a physician the state says has an "ownership interest" in them.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed administrative complaints last month against EPOC Clinic LLC in Orlando, Orlando Women's Center LLC, Ocala Women's Center LLC and Fort Lauderdale Women's Center LLC.

AHCA, DCF Leaders Get Senate Panel’s Blessing

Feb 17, 2016

A Senate committee signed off Tuesday on the confirmation of seven agency heads, including leaders of some of the state's highest-profile departments.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she was wrong to urge the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for high-priced and unnecessary drug screening tests from a company being investigated for defrauding Florida Medicaid of millions.

Old Agency for Health Care Administration inspection records from Northeast Florida were improperly sent to a landfill, possibly compromising information about patients, the agency said in a notice posted on its website.

Tampa Tribune

One hundred people who used to work for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. in Tampa were laid off Thursday as part of a 3-percent workforce reduction, according to the company's corporate communications office.  

The Tampa-based insurer provides managed care services for Medicaid and Medicare health plans. It blames the layoffs on changing requirements for federal and state government  programs.

A Tampa nursing home cited many times for failing to provide good care for severely disabled children is closing in about a month, the Miami Herald reports. Lakeshore Villas had learned it would lose its state license and its funds from Medicaid and Medicare payments. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which inspects nursing homes, days went by without any activities staff entering the pediatric ward.