Navigation Links
Cutting Medicaid Hospice Benefit Would Cost Florida More, Put Neediest Individuals at Risk
Date:12/30/2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Florida's proposed elimination of the Medicaid benefit that provides hospice care to some of the state's most fragile individuals actually would cost Florida millions more than the state currently spends - adding to the state's budget deficit rather than reducing it - according to a newly released study commissioned by Florida Hospices and Palliative Care (FHPC), the statewide group representing all of the state's hospice providers.

FHPC engaged The Moran Company, a Washington-based health care research and consulting firm, to examine the state's financial assumptions and develop an independent evaluation of the impact of eliminating the Medicaid Hospice Benefit, as recommended by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The study reviewed actual state data for fiscal year 2007 and concluded that if the cut had been in place at that time, the state's health care budget would have been $3.7 million more. In contrast to the findings of the Moran Company report, AHCA claims cutting the benefit for fiscal year 2009 would save the state $343 million in Medicaid payments.

FHPC Executive Director Paul Ledford said, "This report reinforces our view that Florida can't afford to take this misguided approach to dealing with its budget difficulties, especially since it will only make the budget situation worse. Cutting the Medicaid Hospice Benefit doesn't mean the needs of the terminal patient change; it just shifts those costs to more expensive ways of delivering those vital services.

"We appreciate the financial challenges that Florida's government faces, but cutting the Medicaid Hospice Benefit simply isn't the answer - or even a part of the answer," Ledford added.

The report contained the following major findings:

-- Eliminating the Medicaid Hospice Benefit will not save the state money,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Florida Hospices and Palliative Care
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Over 500,000 Health Care Providers Now Cutting Costs, Saving Time Through CAQH Administrative Simplification Initiative
2. Cutting Salt Wont Affect Foods Safety
3. Prize for Cutting-Edge Laser Innovations
4. Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, Jamaicas Premier Spa, Opens With Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting
5. The era of global aging: GSA showcases cutting-edge San Francisco meeting topics
6. Cutting Edge CyberKnife Cancer Treatment Center to Open in Tampa Bay Area
7. Financial incentives may hold key to cutting child malaria deaths
8. FDA Mulls Cutting Salt in Processed Foods
9. New Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of Swing Districts Finds Strong, Bi-Partisan Opposition to Cutting Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care
10. Cutting caffeine may help control diabetes
11. Verizon teams with MCG to test cutting-edge technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Parties involved in federally-filed ... the litigation’s status conference in September, where issues related ... in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... conferences posted on the Court’s website, the meeting is ... 10:00 a.m. This is the latest of several Tylenol ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Ontraport , one ... that was developed to automate the small intricacies of ... of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , ... duty of managing all of the small details involved ... overwhelming,” reports Michaels. “That’s why Ontraport has become so ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a ... all the latest information from the FDA on ... US FDA announced on August 28, that specific lots ... (Class I) as the device may reverse directions ... Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System is an implant used ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Nevada (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Beginning ... to over 3,000 medical professionals and 10,000 consumers for ... is a 5-day gathering of the nation’s top medical ... associated diseases or conditions. The week-long event contains more ... evidence-based scientific instruction available in the pain management field. ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 An analysis of 32 studies ... revealed a link between lower levels of Vitamin D ... the August 2014 issue of American Journal ... form of Vitamin D found in blood. , ... D lower than 9 nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL) were twice as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 4Health News:Ontraport: Review Exposes Automated Platform for Online Marketing Management 2Health News:DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Recalled (Class I): AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Recalled (Class I): AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 3Health News:Medical Marijuana Doctor Company Set to Present at Las Vegas Pain Week 2Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 2Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 3Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 4
... the Queen Silvia Children,s Hospital has developed a method that ... a CT scan while still obtaining good image quality, reveals ... an advanced form of X-ray examination which generates images that ... the dose of radiation is lowered too far, however, the ...
... , MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with ... new study suggests. It also found that a decrease ... abuse and mood disorders. Researchers analyzed data from nearly ... the U.S. National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. ...
... Eran Shor, working in collaboration with researchers from Stony ... of premature mortality by 63 per cent. Shor reached ... people in 15 (mainly western) countries, over the last ... in spite of expectations that a better health-care system ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy ... metabolism of alcohol may face a higher risk than others ... a certain genetic variant and drinking roughly three ... markedly increase the risk of "non-cardia gastric cancer," a study ...
... 2011) The gender gap among United States Medical ... surgery is shrinking, according to study results published in ... American College of Surgeons . These findings align with ... medical students. The study found a 22 percent ...
... Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, April ... use of most medications for treating autism in ... risperidone and aripiprazole that have shown success in ... new study shows. However, anti-psychotics can have ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Safer CT scanning for children developed at the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital 2Health News:Poverty Linked to Anxiety, Mood Disorders 2Health News:Men who lose their jobs at greater risk of dying prematurely 2Health News:Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer 2Health News:Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer 3Health News:More women medical students select general surgery and continue to close the gender gap 2Health News:Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study 2Health News:Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study 3Health News:Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary ... SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  Photo - ... Products announced today that it has begun notifying ... potential issue with a clip used to secure ... of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT).  The company ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... PARK, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... Medical as CEO and member of the Board of ... decades of medical device development and commercialization experience, including ... field. Mr. Engelson previously served as a Partner of ... as President and CEO of two Foundry start-ups. Mr. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014" report ... developed to prevent and eradicate the prevalence of cancer ... are confined to low specificity, safety and large number ... for a better solution. It has been discovered that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014 2
... 2011 CRC Health Group, the nation,s largest ... today announced the successful acquisition of North Carolina,s ... Solutions, comprised of two facilities located in Asheville ... program by the U.S. Department of Health and ...
... Inc., a leader in medical billing and practice management for ... clients are highly satisfied with its services, according to the ... percent of those surveyed said they would recommend Orion to ... physician groups, laboratories, imaging centers and other healthcare provider clients ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of North Carolina's Mountain Health Solutions 2Orion HealthCorp Gets High Marks From Clients 2
... West Nile Virus IgG DxSelect is ... West Nile virus in human,serum. In ... Nile Virus,IgM Capture DxSelect, the test ... of meningioencephalitis, as an aid in ...
... PachPen uses state-of-the-art waveform analysis ... at a 65MHz rate to ... stores and averages nine measurements ... pen fits comfortably into the ...
Ambion's barrier tips prevent cross-contamination of samples by means of an aerosol filter. They are RNase- and DNase-free and are ideal for handling RNA, PCR applications, and for working with radio...
Conducting disposable filter-tips....
Medicine Products: