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County throws lifeline to hospitals drowning in Medicaid

MiamiTodayNews.com (Healthcare) 9/7 5:17P Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow
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...

HHS Creating New Office Focused On Health Implications Of Climate Change

CBS Miami (Health) 8/30 11:35A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Experts say global warming is impacting the health of all Americans. That climate change concern is why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced it ll create an office focused the on health...

2 At Once? COVID Booster Lining Up With Flu Shot Season

CBS Miami (Health) 8/29 10:17A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The CDC is recommending that people get a COVID-19 booster eight months after your second shot. For many people, that’s going to fall right in the middle of when they would also be receiving their flu vaccine. When the COVID...

Florida Hospital ICU Beds Fill As Delta Variant Spreads

CBS Miami (Health) 8/24 9:43A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Staffing shortages continue to remain a concern for Florida hospitals, as nearly 94 percent of the state’s adult intensive-care unit beds are occupied. That s according to data posted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and...

Disney To Require Vaccinations For Bahamas Cruises

CBS Miami (Health) 8/24 8:14A Health – CBS Miami
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) Disney Cruise Line on Tuesday joined other lines that dock in Florida in planning to require COVID-19 vaccinations for most passengers ages 12 or older traveling to the Bahamas. The announcement came after Bahamas Prime...

Who Is Eligible To Receive Monoclonal Antibodies To Treat COVID-19?

CBS Miami (Health) 8/24 7:08A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) A new monoclonal antibody treatment site is now open in Miami-Dade County, at Tropical Park in Southwest Miami-Dade. Another is open in Broward County at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. As Gov. Ron DeSantis crisscrosses the...

Miami Dade College To Host Pop Up COVID Vaccination Sites On Its Campuses

CBS Miami (Health) 8/24 2:17A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Miami Dade College is hosting pop-up vaccination sites for the rest of the month and into September. The college is partnering with the county and the Department of Education and will offer vaccinations at all of its campuses....
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