New Healthcare Initiative Supports Permanent Telehealth Services in FloridaFriday, local advocates for Florida’s legislative policies launched a new initiative to highlight the growing grassroots support for permanent telehealth services across the state.
Florida Woman Owes $20.3M For Role In Historic Healthcare Fraud CaseAn Indian Rocks Beach woman faces 13 years in federal prison and owes $20.3M in restitution for her role in healthcare fraud.
DeKalb County To Open COVID-19 Vaccine To The PublicThe DeKalb County Board of Health announced plans to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to the next group of eligible people on Monday, January 11, 2020. Those 65 and older, their caretakers, law enforcement officers and first responders will now eligible.
Tampa Bay Healthcare Worked Arrested For Using Patients' Credit CardsIf you've recently visited a medical facility in St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay area, authorities are asking you check your accounts for fraudulent activity. This suggestion comes after the arrest of a healthcare worker that was found to be using patients' credit cards illegally.
Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown: 19 Of 345 People Charged In FloridaLaw enforcement officials announced today announced a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. Of the 345 charged, 19 of those were charged in Florida.
Rising Drug Costs In Florida Threaten Bay Area Independent PharmaciesIn Tampa Bay, there are close to 100 independent pharmacists that are at risk of shutting down because of lack of drug pricing regulations. Independent pharmacies are worried that this will cause pharmacy deserts and hundreds of millions of dollars in losses in Florida's economy.
3 Plead Guilty In Connection With Defrauding VA Healthcare In The VillagesA Florida family plead guilty to a conspiracy to defraud Veterans health care in The Villages, resulting in over $300,000 in charges.
Local Entrepreneurs Utilize Pandemic To Disrupt Healthcare Tech IndustryLocal and national healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs, better known as disruptors in this case, are using the COVID-19 pandemic to get ahead in technology and medicine. Their plan: Disrupt The Bay.
Pinellas Cty. EMS Medical Director: 'Your Healthcare Workers Are Exhausted'Pinellas County is facing supply shortages related to COVID-19, leading to a boiling point on Thursday's Board of Commissioners call.
COVID-19 Derailed Peru Mission of Tampa NativeDaniel Lopez recounts how he was nearly stranded in Peru when COVID-19 interrupted his mission.
Couple Considers Divorce To Help Pay Daughter's Medical BillsAn Army veteran and his wife say they are considering a divorce in order to qualify for the healthcare coverage their disabled daughter needs.
Goldman Sachs Asks 'Is Curing Patients A Sustainable Business Model?'Turning the search for medical remedies into a numbers game, analyst Salveen Richter called potential "one shot cures" a bad business decision that will hurt a company's bottom line.
What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
A Medical Re-Awakening To Issues Of Domestic ViolenceDesiree Cooper, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, said many victims of abuse neglect their healthcare needs.
Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it's time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.