ByChristine Sexton - The News Service of Florida•Sep 29, 2017
Florida hospitals are battling back against a pair of proposed “transparency” rules requiring hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to provide information to patients and prospective patients about potential costs of treatment.
Pointing to “impossible” timeframes, an industry group has filed a legal challenge to new requirements by Gov. Rick Scott's administration that nursing homes and assisted-living facilities quickly install generators to power air-conditioning systems.
Nearly three-fourths of Floridians are concerned about the costs of nursing-home care, with the worries highest among women, according to results of the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey released Tuesday by the University of South Florida.