retroactive eligibility

Medicaid Eligibility Change Keeps Moving In Senate

Mar 14, 2019
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The Senate continues to move along a bill that would make permanent the elimination of a 90-day Medicaid retroactive eligibility period. 

Future Of Medicaid Cut Remains Unclear

Jan 31, 2019
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A new era in the Medicaid program will begin Friday when the state eliminates a long-standing policy about paying health-care bills that accumulate while people prepare to apply for coverage. 

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Medicaid enrollees in Florida will have a much shorter window to apply thanks to a change approved by the federal government. But the reason given for the change doesn't add up for some.

Feds Back Change To Trim Medicaid Costs

Dec 4, 2018
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Despite fears that the move could cut access to health care for poor residents, Florida has won approval from the federal government for a change that will let the state reduce how much it spends on Medicaid.

Delay In Federal Approval Trims Medicaid Savings

Aug 7, 2018
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Nearly $100 million the state assumed would be saved by changing a policy about patient eligibility for Medicaid won’t come to fruition this year.

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A federal court decision to block a change to Kentucky’s Medicaid program could affect a similar request from Florida.

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A national group has asked the federal government to extend the deadline for public comment on Florida’s proposed Medicaid changes after a glitch on medicaid.gov prevented submissions.

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Incoming Florida Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson sent a letter Monday to the federal government accusing Gov. Rick Scott’s administration of falsifying the record to show support for a $98 million Medicaid reduction and asked for a “thorough review” of the proposed cut, which would impact an estimated 39,000 people. 

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From opioid prescription limits to an agreement on the regulation of trauma centers, it was a busy year for health care issues in the Florida Legislature.

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Proposed changes to Florida’s Medicaid eligibility requirements would make it harder for people to get coverage after they become sick.

Some States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid’

Nov 14, 2017

If you’re poor, uninsured and fall seriously ill, in most states if you qualify for Medicaid — but weren’t enrolled at the time — the program will pay your medical bills going back three months. It protects hospitals, too, from having to absorb the costs of caring for these patients.