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AHCA: Low Income Pool Talks Continue

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Agency for Health Care Administration

 Justin Senior, Medicaid director for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, says the state still is in negotiations with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, though the agency announced it will not renew its Low Income Pool funding, the Miami Herald reports. 

Hospitals that treat large numbers of poor and uninsured patients rely on that $2.2 billion in funding to pay their bills, including $1.3 billion in LIP money that CMS says it will not extend beyond June 30th. According to the Herald, the federal government is working with the state to develop a more sustainable funding system.