Representative Chestnut weighs in on changes to Medicaid billing
Last week, Governor Rick Scott signed off on a piece of legislation which will make changes to Medicaid billing that could cost Alachua County millions of dollars. The bill includes a provision making counties responsible for 85% of unpaid bills related to medicaid patients hospitalized for more than 10 days, a process that politicians say is flawed. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Florida Representative Charles Chestnut from Gainesville who says the logistics of the bill are unfair for smaller counties throughout the state.
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Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.
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The City of Gainesville launched online and mobile service 311GNV Tuesday. Through the service, Gainesville residents can report non-emergency issues like potholes, graffiti and broken street signs.
The fate of the Confederate soldier statue in downtown Gainesville remains undecided as residents urge decision-makers to consider the town’s Civil War history. While some demand it stays in place, others argue for its relocation to the Matheson Museum.