Florida Law Expands Use of Peer Specialists to Address Behavioral Health Shortage

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that changes how Florida deals with the care of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.  The legislation notes that it is in response to the growing number of opioid addictions, as well as a shortage of behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals. SB 282, which becomes…

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Here’s What’s Being Done to Increase Access to Telehealth

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Last month, a new piece of bipartisan legislation that would extend certain telehealth services covered by Medicare and evaluate the impact of telehealth services on Medicare beneficiaries, was introduced by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN). “By extending the current telehealth waivers by two years after the end of the COVID-19 PHE…

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Genetic Testing and DME Fraud Crackdown Nets a Dozen South Floridians

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Healthcare fraud involving genetic testing and durable medical equipment (DME) have become a focus for federal investigators in recent years and another twelve South Floridians find themselves in the midst of the crackdown. Earlier this month, Zachary S. Seid, 35, of Boynton Beach and Anthony Cracchiolo, 42 of Parkland were arrested and charged with four…

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