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A Glimpse Into AHCA’s Oversight of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Florida’s Medicaid Program

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News October 6, 2023 by Rachel Broughton

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the state agency responsible for the licensure and regulation of health care providers in Florida as well as the administration and regulation of the state Medicaid program. Maintaining compliance with AHCA is extremely important for professionals in the healthcare industry and can oftentimes be challenging to navigate Read more →

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Florida Board of Pharmacy Proposes Rule Change Affecting Technician to Pharmacist Ratio

Posted on Health Care Law News September 15, 2023 by Parker Eastin

The Florida Board of Pharmacy recently published a Notice of Proposed Rule that would impact the pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratios set by Rule 64B16-27.410, F.A.C. If approved, the amendment would allow supervising pharmacists to determine the appropriate ratio of technicians to pharmacists. The current technician-to-pharmacist ratio under the rule is generally 1:1, with some exceptions. Under Read more →

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HHS Proposes Changes to Minimum Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes

Posted on Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement September 11, 2023 by Parker Eastin

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has issued a proposal to establish additional staffing requirements for nursing homes. If approved, the proposal would implement national minimum nurse staffing standards. Nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid would be required to provide residents with Read more →

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Evaluating the Seismic Impact of Florida’s New Tort Reform Laws

Posted on Health Care Law News March 31, 2023 by Rachel Broughton

On March 24, 2023, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed into law HB 837/SB 236 which will significantly impact civil tort cases in Florida. The new law contains numerous changes to provide insurance companies greater protections as an effort to (according to the Governor) “decrease frivolous lawsuits and prevent predatory practices of trial attorneys”. The changes Read more →

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DEA Announces Proposed Rules Following the Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Posted on Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement March 13, 2023 by Erin Ferber

In light of the expiration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) effective May 11, 2023, many flexibilities adopted during the PHE by many federal and state payers as well as government regulators will terminate. Recently, DEA proposed permanent rules for the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine.  During the PHE, DEA suspended the requirement that Read more →

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