Mary Mayhew

AHCA Secretary Seeks Medicaid Managed Care Extension But Eyes Future Changes

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Florida health care officials on Monday formally asked the federal government to extend for two more years a “waiver” to allow the state to keep intact its Medicaid program that relies on steering patients into privately run managed-care plans.

Five Questions For AHCA Secretary Mary Mayhew

May 8, 2020
Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew stands at a podium
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Florida hospitals and nursing homes have been on the front lines in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

The state Agency for Health Care Administration, which is led by Secretary Mary Mayhew, is usually best known for its oversight of the massive Medicaid program. But its role regulating hospitals and nursing homes has made Mayhew an integral part of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team leading the state’s response to COVID-19, which is particularly dangerous to seniors and people with underlying health conditions.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget proposal, released last month, provides Floridians with some insight into his health care priorities for 2020.

State To Hire Contractor For Drug Importation Program

Nov 6, 2019
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Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told members of a Senate panel Tuesday that her agency will release an “invitation to negotiate” in  the coming weeks and that she hopes  to have a contractor on board to help carry out the state’s new Canadian drug-importation program by spring 2020. 

AHCA Chief Looks To Bolster Health Information Exchange

Sep 27, 2019
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Saying the state needs to be able to help consumers and providers in the same fashion as ride-sharing service Uber, a top health official said Thursday that Florida needs to overhaul the way it collects health-care data. 

AHCA Chief Sides With Miami Hospital In Federal Audit

Jul 30, 2019
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A top Florida health official on Monday disagreed with the findings of a draft federal audit that contends the state overpaid hundreds of millions of dollars to one of Florida’s biggest public hospitals and that $436 million should be returned to the federal government. 

AHCA Chief, Other Agency Heads Get Senate Approval

May 2, 2019
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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ controversial choice to run the state Agency for Health Care Administration --- and the massive Medicaid program --- was approved Wednesday by the Florida Senate. 

New Agency for Health Care Administration secretary Mary Mayhew got her second positive vote of confirmation from a Senate committee Monday. Mayhew faced more tough lines of questioning from Health Policy committee members, but won over one key Democratic vote.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ pick to head the Agency for Health Care Administration, Mary Mayhew, passed her first Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Mayhew briefly oversaw Medicaid for the Trump administration, and was over the program in Maine for seven years prior. Some Senators grilled Mayhew on her noted opposition to Medicaid expansion.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is committed to protecting the state’s Medicaid program for needy residents through evidence-based medicine, Mary Mayhew, his choice to run the Agency for Health Care Administration, said Monday. 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ choice to run the Agency for Health Care Administration, Mary Mayhew, quickly hit the ground this week in her new job. 

New AHCA Secretary Has Fans, Detractors

Jan 14, 2019
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While Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Mary Mayhew will take the helm at the state Agency for Health Care Administration, it hasn’t been made clear when she will begin the job or how much she will earn.

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Friday named an ardent opponent of Medicaid expansion to lead the state Agency for Health Care Administration and backed former state Sen. Dana Young to lead the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida.