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AHCA: Low Income Pool Talks Continue

Agency for Health Care Administration
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

 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.

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