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County throws lifeline to hospitals drowning in Medicaid

Miami-Dade County now has a Medicaid Hospital Directed Payment Program (DPP) to give local hospitals financial relief made necessary by unreimbursed Medicaid costs. The ordinance by Commissioner René García, unanimously approved Sept. 1, would take effect in…

Telemedicine improvements to live after Covid-19 dies

Telemedicine improvements to live after Covid-19 dies

With vaccine distribution underway there may be a light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, but local hospital leaders say the improvements in teleworking and telemedicine accelerated by the…

Miami-Dade explores self-testing kits for Covid-19

Miami-Dade explores self-testing kits for Covid-19

  By mid-January, Miami-Dade could gain another useful tool in battling the spread of Covid-19: at-home tests. Commissioners last month directed Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s administration to explore the possibility…

County clears Jackson Health workers for hazard pay

County clears Jackson Health workers for hazard pay

Employees at Jackson Health System who worked near patients confirmed or suspected of having Covid-19 are again cleared to receive hazard pay. Miami-Dade commissioners this month approved twin items directing…

50,000 in Miami-Dade could get first round of Pfizer vaccine

50,000 in Miami-Dade could get first round of Pfizer vaccine

By Jesse Scheckner Fifty thousand Miami-Dade residents could receive the first round of Pfizer’s new Covid-19 vaccine, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said Tuesday. Guidance from the state will…

Fewer than 1% download Covid contact tracing app

Fewer than 1% download Covid contact tracing app

It’s been more than a month since Miami-Dade unveiled its mobile contact-tracing app. So far, despite promotional efforts by the county and the app’s potential to help stem the spread…

78% in area feel mental health impacts from coronavirus

78% in area feel mental health impacts from coronavirus

More than three-quarters of South Florida residents feel that Covid-19 and related concerns such as rising unemployment and social isolation have impacted their mental health, with nearly half resorting to…

Federally funded Covid-19 vaccine tested at University of Miami

Federally funded Covid-19 vaccine tested at University of Miami

Moderna, the biotechnology company behind mRNA-1273, the Covid vaccine currently being tested at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is one of multiple companies to receive funding from…

Shorthanded mental health system battles Covid-19 pressures

Shorthanded mental health system battles Covid-19 pressures

The arrival of Covid-19 has put even more pressure on South Florida’s already ailing mental health care community. As one of Florida’s coronavirus hot-spots, Miami-Dade is seeing an increase in…

Miami-Dade to sue makers of cancer-linked chemicals PFAS

Miami-Dade to sue makers of cancer-linked chemicals PFAS

Miami-Dade is suing the makers of cancer-linked chemicals found in the county water supply and has hired a legal team, including the lawyer whose work for those exposed to the…

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