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Northeast Florida parents of autistic children and their therapists are calling on state health regulators to speed up Medicaid coverage approvals for a specific therapy.

Applied Behavioral Analysis is widely used to help autistic people control harmful behaviors and learn to communicate better.

But advocates said a recent state-contractor switch is making patients miss treatment.

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The fate of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law is uncertain after the election of Republican Donald Trump, who campaigned on a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

But not everyone is sweating the uncertainty.


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A mistake by Florida healthcare regulators may have exposed the personal information of thousands of Northeast Florida patients.

The Agency for Health Care Administration accidentally sent inspection records to a landfill, instead of a shredder, last month.

 


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Florida Governor Rick Scott is asking the Legislature to pass a $79.3 billion state budget next year.

At a news conference in Jacksonville Monday morning, Scott went over some of the highlights of his Florida First Budget.

One of those highlights is a substantial revision to how the state doles out money for indigent health care.

Embattled Dentist Charged With Medicaid Fraud

Nov 16, 2015
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Dr. Howard S. Schneider, the pediatric dentist who faced allegations of mistreatment of pediatric patients, was arrested Monday afternoon, charged with 11 counts of Medicaid fraud.

According to jail records, 78-year-old Schneider was booked into the Duval County jail shortly before 4 p.m. on 11 counts of unauthorized Medicaid claims. He was being held on $110,000 bond pending a hearing that likely would take place Tuesday morning.

Attorney John Phillips, who represents some of Schneider's former patients, said his office will hold a news conference at 5:30 p.m.