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State proposes steep cuts to Medicaid coverage for hospital stays, doctor visits

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in Tallahassee, Fla. Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan

After being told by the House that its proposed budget reductions were unacceptable, Agency for Health Care Administration staff looked for additional ways to find "savings."

Its latest list of cuts -- given to members of a Medicaid health care advisory panel on Tuesday -- would limit the number of payments the state would make for doctors visits to two per month and would  cut nearly in half the number of days Medicaid would pay for inpatient hospitalizations, from 45 days a year to 23.

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