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Did Rick Scott join the Richard Corcoran Army?

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Has Rick Scott been drafted to fight in the “war” Richard Corcoran has declared on the healthcare industry? The governor said in a press release on Tuesday that if the Legislature cannot adjourn on time with a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year he will create a “Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding.” The commission, Scott said in the release, will examine the revenues of Florida hospitals, insurance and healthcare providers and “how any taxpayer money contributes to the profits…

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How do hospitals fare under new Senate plan? Check and see

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In hopes of hanging on to a $2 billion pool of supplemental Medicaid dollars the state uses to help fund hospitals, federally qualified health centers, HMOs and other parts of Florida’s healthcare delivery system, the Florida Senate late last week proposed a new plan that it hopes the federal government will approve. So, just how much can hospitals expect to get under a redesigned Low Income Pool, or LIP  formula?  A spreadsheet released by the Senate late Friday showed that, if…

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