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Bill Introducing Reasonable Lawsuit Limits Advances

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) today commended the House Civil Justice Subcommittee for supporting legislation that will bring fairness to Florida’s justice system by introducing reasonable limits to lawsuits against nursing homes. House Bill 569 by Rep. Matt Gaetz, along with its companion Senate Bill 670 by Sen. John Thrasher, will ensure that those who need redress have access to…

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Bills Focused on Quality Improvements for Florida’s Long Term Care Residents Advance

Florida Health Care Association, the state’s first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the residents under their care, applauded the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee for advancing legislation focused on quality of care improvements for residents in Florida’s assisted living facilities. House Bill 573 by Rep. Larry Ahern provides for important reforms to Florida’s assisted living…

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Top Ranked Skilled Nursing Facilities on the Rise in Florida

U.S. News & World Report has named 205 Florida skilled nursing facilities to its “Best in Nursing Homes” list in 2014.  That amounts to nearly 30 percent of Florida facilities with a rating of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing facilities from which U.S. News…

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FHCA Praises Senate Health Policy Committee for Advancing Litigation Reform

Citing the importance of protecting nursing home care without sacrificing accountability, the Florida Health Care Association today praised Senator Aaron Bean, Chairman of the Senate Health Policy Committee, and Senator John Thrasher, sponsor, for their leadership in advancing SB 670, the Nursing Home Litigation Reform bill.

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FHCA Applauds Governor Scott for Protecting Nursing Home Medicaid Funds in State Budget

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) today applauded Governor Rick Scott for his leadership in preserving critical Medicaid funding for Florida’s seniors and persons with disabilities who are cared for in nursing facilities (also referred to as nursing homes).

“Florida’s nursing facilities provide vital services to our state’s frailest elders, and we’re thankful the Governor understands the important connection between adequate…

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Life Care Center of Sarasota Earns Gold National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Sarasota, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Gold – Excellence in Quality National Quality Award for superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession.

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Florida Health Care Association Announces 2013-14 Officers

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), the statewide trade association which represents over 500 Florida long term care facilities and over 1,000 professional members, recently elected its 2013-14 statewide officers.

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News Release: Florida Long Term Care Professionals to Gather in Hollywood

Florida Health Care Association’s (FHCA) 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show will kick off Monday, August 5, at The Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Fl. with nearly 1,000 long term care professionals expected to attend.

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