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Feds: Florida owes $12 million in Medicaid overpayments
Federal health officials say the state owes them more than $12 million in Medicaid overpayments.
Published on 04/05/13
Miami Archdiocese sues over birth control mandate
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami has joined other Catholic institutions nationwide in challenging the Obama administration over birth control.
Published on 10/20/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Doctors cut peach-sized tumor from unborn baby
Doctors in Miami say they believe a surgery they performed to remove a tumor from an unborn baby's mouth was the first of its kind.
Published on 06/21/12
Updated on 03/18/13
CDC links eye infections to troubled Ocala pharmacy
Federal health officials confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across seven states on Thursday, stemming from products mixed in a Florida pharmacy that also mixed supplements that killed 21 elite polo horses in ...
Published on 05/03/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Philip Morris, RJR win round in Florida smoker suits
A jury in Miami has ruled for Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds in another of the thousands of lawsuits brought by Florida smokers.
Published on 10/21/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Miami-Dade officials confirm first case of West Nile
Health officials are asking Miami-Dade County residents to be on the alert for mosquitoes after a 27-year-old man was diagnosed with West Nile virus.
Published on 09/22/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Miami man sentenced to 50 years for Medicare fraud
A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Miami man who had owned the nation's largest community mental health center chain to 50 years in prison for his role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scam.
Published on 09/16/11
Updated on 03/20/13
State passes up $106M in grants

Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led Legislature have rejected or declined to pursue more than $106 million in federal grant money and returned $4.5 million for programs linked to federal health care initiatives, inclu...

Published on 09/11/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Florida prescription drug deaths rise in 2010

Once again, prescription drugs continued to outpace illegal drugs as a cause of death last year.

Published on 08/15/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Report: 23% of Miami-Dade kindergartners lack immunizations
More than 23 percent of kindergartners in Miami-Dade County lacked complete immunizations in the previous school year, the highest percentage of Florida's 67 counties.
Published on 08/14/11
Updated on 03/20/13
WellCare, United, other insurers cheat Florida kids program

Four private health insurers who wrongly claimed they spent millions on patient care in the state's children's health care program also provided coverage to patients in Florida's controversial Medicaid privatization prog...

Published on 07/27/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Florida doctors ask judge to block gag law on guns
Organizations representing thousands of Florida doctors are asking a Miami federal judge to block a new state law restricting what physicians can discuss about firearms with patients.
Published on 07/13/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Government says system tracking health care fraud flawed
A Senate committee is holding a hearing this afternoon to compel the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to deploy a new system aimed at identifying fraudulent claims being paid.
Published on 07/12/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Health insurers owe Florida $3 million

Private health insurers overstated how much they spent on patient care and owe Florida health officials $3.1 million in refunds for a government children's health care program, according to a recent federal report.

Published on 07/07/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Florida Medicaid patients may lose dental, vision, mental health services

State Senate leaders may propose cutting dentistry, optometry and mental health services for Medicaid patients as they try to curb the program's budget, which is expected to top $21 billion next year.

Published on 02/10/11
Updated on 03/19/13