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Commission appointees contribute to Rick Scott, his political action committee, and other GOP candidates

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Healthcare experience may not be a prerequisite to get onto the newly created Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding, but contributing to political committee and candidates doesn’t hurt. Carlos Beruff, a homebuilder from Parrish, Florida, is the executive director of the commission. A review of campaign finance records shows that Beruff gave a $107,369.69 to Republican candidates and causes over the years. Nearly $80,000 of it went to Gov. Rick Scott or his Let’s Get to Work committee –including  $3,000 to…

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Legislature asked to OK increases for medical record copying

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A fierce battle over the costs of medical record reproduction has been waged at the Florida Board of Medicine for two years. Now the Florida Legislature has been asked to weigh in on the issue. The Florida Board of Medicine agreed at a March 4 teleconference meeting to send the proposed rule to the Legislature for ratification because the changes–which would allow doctors to charge $1 a page for medical records regardless of who is asking and how many pages…

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