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Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Press Releases

June

June 26, 2013
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: WTVT Fox Tampa Mischaracterizes Chapters PACE Closure [177KB, PDF]

June 24, 2013
Agency Urges Recipients in Regions 8 & 9 to Watch Mail for Long-term Care Rollout Letters [181KB, PDF]

June 14, 2013
Gov. Rick Scott Announces Florida Receives Final Waiver Approval for Managed Medical Assistance Program [177KB, PDF]

June 11, 2013
Live Webinars for Florida Health Finder Website Now Offered [174KB, PDF]

June 7, 2013
Secretary Dudek's Statement about the Signing of Anti-Fraud Legislation [494KB, PDF]

June 6, 2013
Agency Calls for Nominations for Inaugural Fraud Fighter Achievement Award [178KB, PDF]

June 5, 2013
May Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 11 Providers, Six Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [428KB, PDF]

June 5, 2013
AHCA Recognized at Davis Productivity Award Ceremony in Tallahassee [178KB, PDF]

May

May 31, 2013
Agency Urges Health Care Facilities to Verify Information in Emergency Status System [182KB, PDF]

May 29, 2013
Primary Care Fee Increase Attestation Deadline Approaching [170KB, PDF]

May 28, 2013
In Case You Missed It: Secretary Liz Dudek Pens Editorial for the Tampa Tribune [244KB, PDF]

May 17, 2013
Choice Counseling Call Center for Long-term Care Program Ready to Go Live [177KB, PDF]

May 15, 2013
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Miami Herald Mischaracterizes Parent Choice [175KB, PDF]

May 14, 2013
Secretary Liz Dudek Pens Editorial for South Florida Sun-Sentinel [150KB, PDF]

May 8, 2013
April Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 23 Providers [433KB, PDF]

May 6, 2013
Contract Signing Ceremony Commemorates Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Roll-out [335KB, PDF]

May 6, 2013
Statement from Secretary Liz Dudek about National Nurses Week [79KB, PDF]

May 3, 2013
AHCA to Host Public Contract Signing Ceremony for Medicaid Long-term Care Plans [148KB, PDF]

May 1, 2013
Preparations for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Roll-out Continue in Regions 8 and 9 [173KB, PDF]

April

April 17, 2013
AHCA Provides Medicaid Expansion Cost Estimates [469KB, PDF]

April 16, 2013
Statement from Medicaid Director Justin Senior concerning Medically Needy Program Report [160KB, PDF]

April 15, 2013
Agency Launches Social Media Initiative Ahead of Managed Care Roll-out [475KB, PDF]

April 12, 2013
Agency Releases Summary Findings from Assistive Care Services Initiative [170KB, PDF]

April 10, 2013
March Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Five Providers, Five Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [420KB, PDF]

April 10, 2013
Agency Urges Physicians to Submit their Attestation for Primary Care Rate Increase [409KB, PDF]

April 5, 2013
Secretary Dudek Supports National Architecture Week
[155KB, PDF]

April 3, 2013
A Statement from Medicaid Director Justin Senior [153KB, PDF]

April 2, 2013
Agency Hosts Informative Webinars for Potential Managed Care Long-term Care Providers [171KB, PDF]

April 2, 2013
What they are saying� Advocates on the State's actions for medically complex children [174KB, PDF]

April 1, 2013
Agency Urges Recipients to Watch Mail for Long-term Care Rollout Letters [175KB, PDF]

March

March 29, 2013
DOH and AHCA Encourage Floridians to Think About Health During National Public Health Week [177KB, PDF]

March 26, 2013
Twelve Months of Actions to Support Medically Complex Children [178KB, PDF]

March 22, 2013
Statement from Secretary Liz Dudek about the Liquidation of Universal Health Care, Inc. and the Impact to Medicaid Recipients [158KB, PDF]

March 21, 2013
Agency Unveils New Assisted Living Facility Resource on FloridaHealthFinder.gov [171KB, PDF]

March 19, 2013
Secretary Dudek�s Statement about the Passage of Four Agency Priority Bills in the House Health Innovation Committee [176KB, PDF]

March 12, 2013
Statement from Secretary Dudek about Agency�s ability to resolve Medicaid billing administrative disputes with 66 counties [209KB, PDF]

March 8, 2013
February Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 10 Providers, Seven Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [431KB, PDF]

March 8, 2013
Agency to Conduct Two Compliance Projects before June 30, 2013 [169KB, PDF]
Compliance Visit Association Letter [52KB, PDF]

March 7, 2013
Agency Will Conduct Onsite Monitoring Visits of Dental Providers [172KB, PDF]

March 6, 2013
Florida�s Direct Secure Messaging Service Connects with Alabama and Georgia [228KB, PDF]

February

February 15, 2013
Agency Successful in Settling Two Bid Protests Related to Long-term Care Procurement [173KB, PDF]

February 11, 2013
Summary of Proposed Rule Development Related to Home Health and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) Handbooks [55KB, PDF]

February 7, 2013
January Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Five Providers, 16 Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [428KB, PDF]

February 6, 2013
Updates to FloridaHealthFinder.gov Increase Health Information for Consumers and Researchers [98KB, PDF]

February 5, 2013
Agency and Other Leading Experts Provide Joint Training on Regulatory Compliance [173KB, PDF]

January

January 31, 2013
Florida Families First Budget Holds Home-based and Skilled Nursing Services Harmless [268KB, PDF]

January 29, 2013
Agency Recognizes Nine Nursing Homes for Excellence in Long Term Care [178KB, PDF]

January 25, 2013
Agency Projected to Save Taxpayers $15.8 Million for Florida KidCare Contract [425KB, PDF]

January 15, 2013
Plans Selected to Provide Long-term Care for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program [177KB, PDF]

January 14, 2013
Florida Pediatric Practices Strengthen Medical Homes to Improve Health Outcomes for Children [186KB, PDF]

January 14, 2013
Fifth Round of Participants Selected to Join Florida's Health Information Exchange [229KB, PDF]

January 11, 2013
Tallahassee Democrat: �Agencies announce plan to improve care for disabled children� [300KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
State Agencies Announce Addtional Measures to Ensure Health Needs of Childresn are Met and to Education Families [167KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
Agency Provides Alternative ACA Estimates as Requested by House Staff [161KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
Statement from Secretary Dudek concerning Kaiser Foundation Affordable Care Act Estimates [153KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
Correspondence To Kaiser Family Foundation [114KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
Statement from Secretary Dudek about helping families of medically complex children [151KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
Today, AHCA�s General Counsel, Stuart Williams sent the following to Social Service Estimating Conference principals [207KB, PDF]

January 9, 2013
December Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Eight Providers, Five Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [426KB, PDF]

January 7, 2013
In Case You Missed It� Tampa Bay Times: "Help for parents of the medically fragile" [243KB, PDF]

January 7, 2013
Agency Unveils Recommendations for Transforming Medicaid Payment System [175KB, PDF]

January 4, 2013
Associated Press: "Florida recoups $50 million in Medicaid fraud effortss" [286KB, PDF]

January 4, 2013
In Case You Missed It�Associated Press: "Florida recoups $50 million in Medicaid fraud efforts" [282KB, PDF]

January 3, 2013
Secretary Dudek, Attorney General Bondi Release Annual Medicaid Fraud Report [208KB, PDF]

January 2, 2013
U.S. News and World Report: "Shopping for a Hip Replacement in Florida? Go by the Numbers" [292KB, PDF]

January 2, 2013
Miami Herald Editorial Omits State Agency Action to Protect ALF Residents [320KB, PDF]

December

December 14, 2012
MEMO TO MEDIA: The following points are background regarding the provision of services for medically complex and medically fragile children.
[170KB, PDF]

December 13, 2012
In Case You Missed It� Miami Herald: "Florida vows to stick fewer kids in nursing homes" [192KB, PDF]

December 12, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek regarding FPA voluntarily dismissing suit against AHCA [225KB, PDF]

December 10, 2012
November Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Eight Providers, Five Additional Providers Terminated from the Medicaid Program [429KB, PDF]

December 5, 2012
Florida�s Nursing Home Diversion Waiver Receives Federal Approval [234KB, PDF]

November

November 30, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek about State�s Response to the U.S. Department of Justice [36.42KB, PDF]

November 15, 2012
State Officials Meet with Department of Justice Representatives [168KB, PDF]

November 14, 2012
October Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 10 Providers, Six Additional Terminated from the Medicaid Program [432KB, PDF]

November 9, 2012
Agency Updates FloridaHealthFinder.gov with New Information and Tools [170KB, PDF]

October

October 22, 2012
Florida Awards $35 Million to be used toward Primary Care Initiatives [116KB, PDF]

October 19, 2012
Agency Completes Unannounced Visits to Care Facilities in Jacksonville Area [173KB, PDF]

October 18, 2012
AHCA to Announce Findings from 39 Care Facility Visits in Greater Jacksonville Area [119KB, PDF]

October 11, 2012
September Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 11 Providers, 11 Additional Terminated from the Medicaid Program [434KB, PDF]

October 5, 2012
Secretary Dudek Supports American Pharmacists Month [37KB, PDF]

October 1, 2012
Agency Increases Efficiency in License Renewal Process [169KB, PDF]

September

September 28, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek regarding State Response to DOJ Letter [169KB, PDF]

September 27, 2012
Opportunity to Apply for Project Funds to Improve the Lives of Nursing Home Residents [169KB, PDF]

September 26, 2012
Managed Medical Assistance Data Book Released Ahead of Competitive Procurement [172KB, PDF]

September 26, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek regarding DOJ�s Response [207KB, PDF]

September 20, 2012
Secretary Dudek Supports Hispanic Heritage Month [154KB, PDF]

September 19, 2012
Agency Launches Enhancements to Online Personal Health Records for Medicaid Recipients [188 KB, PDF]

September 14, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek in Support of Lifeline Awareness Week [151 KB, PDF]

September 12, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY: AHCA and DOH to Address Concerns About Care Provided to Medically Complex Children [175 KB, PDF]

September 10, 2012
AHCA Secretary Dudek Sets the Record Straight about Care Provided to Medically Complex Children [239 KB, PDF]

September 7, 2012
Statement from Secretary Dudek about Unfounded and Inaccurate Allegations in DOJ Letter [205.40 KB, PDF]

September 7, 2012
August Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Eight Providers, Five Additional Terminated from the Medicaid Program [426.91 KB, PDF]

September 6, 2012
Statement from Medicaid Director Justin Senior inviting Providers to Provide Input about SMMC Bidders [168.82 KB, PDF]

September 4, 2012
Fourth Round of Participants Selected to Join Florida�s Health Information Exchange) [227 KB, PDF]

August

August 13, 2012
July Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against 11 Providers, Seven Additional Terminated from the Medicaid Program [428.99 KB, PDF]

August 7, 2012
Agency Requests Non-binding Letter of Intent from Potential Managed Medical Assistance Plans) [206 KB, PDF]

August 2, 2012
Interagency Team Makes Unannounced Inspection Visit to the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation (FINR) [206 KB, PDF]

July

July 24, 2012
Registration is Open for the AHCA, FHEA Annual Seminar and Tradeshow [168 KB, PDF]

July 17, 2012
June Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Nine Providers, 10 Additional Terminated from the Medicaid Program [435 KB, PDF]