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Rick Scott signs nursing home reimbursement changes into law

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Changes to how the state’s nursing that accept Medicaid are paid are coming down the pike. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a wide-sweeping health care bill (SB 2514) last week that, among other things, moves the payment system to a cost-based system to a prospective payment system. The law delays the move from cost-based system to a prospective payment system by a year, giving health care officials and providers additional time to study and prepare for the shift. “LeadingAge…

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Liz Dudek gets greenlight from Senate committee to continue as AHCA secretary

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She fielded questions from the Low Income Pool to statewide Medicaid Managed Care but it was clear from the get-go that members of the Senate Health Policy Committee held Elizabeth “Liz” Dudek in high regard and her confirmation to lead the state Agency for Health Care Administration would be approved. Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Dudek on Jan. 29, 2015. She is a rarity in Tallahassee: She was an agency secretary under Gov. Charlie Crist as well as Gov. Scott. While she had…

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