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.
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.
Music Festivals And Gigs 'Won't Return Until 2021'Music Festivals and Gigs 'Won't Return Until 2021.'
Jessica Chastain And Steven Spielberg Feed Frontline Covid-19 Healthcare WorkersJessica Chastain and Steven Spielberg have gifted food to healthcare workers on the front line
COVID-19 Derailed Peru Mission of Tampa NativeDaniel Lopez recounts how he was nearly stranded in Peru when COVID-19 interrupted his mission.
Bayside: Florida Covering Kids and Families (1/17 & 1/31)No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health coverage helps pay for these costs and protects you from very high expenses. Did you know the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is $30,000? Or that fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500? Having health coverage can help protect you from high, unexpected costs like these. There are other important benefits of health insurance. Plans available in the Health Insurance Marketplace (and most other plans) provide free preventive care. They also cover some costs for prescription drugs. For more on The Health Insurance Marketplace, don't miss the episode of Bayside.
Bayside: Healthcare Marketplace (12/7)