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LeadingAge FL takes legal action against governor's generator rule after Irma deaths

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LeadingAge Florida filed a legal challenge on Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott's (R) recent emergency preparedness mandate. The provider organization is arguing the rule would "create an emergency rather than solve one."

FL governor deleted voicemails from nursing home where 11 died after Irma

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Voicemails from the Hollywood, FL, skilled nursing facility where several residents died following Hurricane Irma were deleted by Gov. Rick Scott (R), potentially complicating the ongoing investigation into the incident.

Post-Irma death toll at Florida SNF rises to 9 as provider sues state to stop Medicaid ban

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The death toll from the Florida skilled nursing facility that lost its air conditioning following Hurricane Irma rose to nine residents on Tuesday, as the provider geared up for a legal battle with state officials over its loss of Medicaid funding.

SNF where 8 died after Irma repeatedly called governor for help, exec says

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The Florida nursing home where eight people died last week following Hurricane Irma called a private phone line for Gov. Rick Scott (R) three times requesting assistance, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Florida governor signs law that will change nursing home reimbursement

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Florida nursing homes will be moving to a prospective payment system for reimbursement following Gov. Rick Scott's (R) signing of legislation Friday.

Legislation would protect nursing home investors

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A piece of legislation that would prevent passive investors at a nursing home from being sued has passed the Florida House. It awaits approval from Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Up to 15 Republican governors say they will not participate in health law's Medicaid expansion

Up to 15 Republican governors say they will not participate in health law's Medicaid expansion

The governors of 15 Republican-leaning states have signaled that they will not participate in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, a new analysis finds.

Long-term care hardball in Florida

Long-term care hardball in Florida

Spring training has professional baseball players throwing and hitting balls all around Florida. But another big-time "sport" has been taking place — and it's also involved some powerful whacking.