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Florida Hospital, Health First Partner Again

More than 3,000 new physicians are joining the Health First Health Plans network under an expanded agreement with Florida Hospital, Florida Today reports.

Adding the major Central Florida hospital chain means seniors with Health First Medicare Advantage plans will have access to physicians and procedures such as kidney and lung transplants.

The Melbourne-based plan will also take over insurance coverage for the nearly 50,000 Florida Hospital employees, Florida Today reports.

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