Tenet Healthcare

Arguments Set In Dispute Over Immigrant ER Care

Apr 27, 2016

An appeals court will hear arguments June 7 in a long-running dispute between the state Agency for Health Care Administration and more than two-dozen hospitals about Medicaid payments for providing emergency care to undocumented immigrants.

The 1st District Court of Appeal scheduled the arguments Monday in the hospitals' challenge to a ruling last year by an administrative law judge, according to an online docket. The case has involved major hospital systems across the southern part of the state and the Tampa Bay area, such as Lee Memorial Health System, the North Broward Hospital District and hospitals that are part of the Tenet Healthcare system.

St. Mary's Medical Center

At least eight babies undergoing pediatric open heart surgery have died at a West Palm Beach hospital since 2011, CNN reports.

A Freedom of Information request with the state of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration found that at St. Mary’s Medical Center, the rate of deaths for open heart surgery was 12.5 percent, three times higher than the 3.3 percent rate reported by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, according to the CNN investigation.