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Representative Chestnut weighs in on changes to Medicaid billing

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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 IV from Gainesville who says the logistics of the bill are unfair for smaller counties throughout the state.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMedicaidCHESTNUTCameronTaylor.mp3]

 

About Cameron Taylor

Cameron is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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