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Steve Bahmer: Nursing home care in Florida has come a long way in the last 30 years

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Since the early 1980s, when the state Agency for Health Care Administration conducted its last major overhaul of the Medicaid payment system for nursing homes, the quality of care in Florida nursing homes has vastly improved. Although there are still exceptions, Florida is no longer home to the flood of nursing home horror stories that Sunshine State residents heard so frequently, and from so many homes, in the early ‘80s. Improved regulatory oversight at AHCA and a payment system that…

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