Eight South Florida hospitals are feeling the financial pinch after being penalized by the federal government when their patients suffered from medical conditions acquired at the very places they went to for care.
The federal government fined five hospitals in Miami-Dade and three in Broward , cutting Medicare payments for the high rate at which their patients suffered preventable injuries. Use this feature to see how your local hospital performed.
Two University of Miami doctors launched a clinical trial to explore how stem cell treatment can help heal severe burns. If successful, the treatment would be used for veterans with war-related burn injuries as well as civilians.
Children of Holocaust survivors should not be denied access to needs-based federal program because of restitution money inherited as a result of their parents’ suffering, the Social Security Administration said.
A new state report concludes that without continued supplemental funding from the federal government, Florida’s largest public hospitals would be severely limited in their ability to continue treating large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients.
Eulen America and Ultra Aviation Services made it mandatory for employees to sign up and pay for a company-sponsored health plan even if the workers have better coverage from outside sources. Now one company is reconsidering.
During the first two months of open enrollment, nearly 6.8 million Americans selected an Obamacare plan or were automatically re-enrolled through healthcare.gov in the 37 states using the federally-run exchange.
Many South Florida hospitals didn’t meet benchmarks for stopping infections in patients, but more than 55 percent performed better than expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Florida serial healthcare entrepreneur Miguel "Mike" Fernandez has sold Simply Healthcare to Indiana-based Anthem Inc. for an estimated $1 billion. The former basketball star Magic Johnson, an investor in Simply Healthcare, also acts a spokesman for the company.
The state attorney general’s office announced the arrest of the former director of admissions at a Broward nursing home on charges of convincing a 79-year-old resident to withdraw $12,000 from her bank account and using the money for a car payment.