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Florida Health Care Coalition Announces 2017-2018 Executive Committee at Annual Meeting
in General - 03/08/2017
The Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC) announced and installed the 2017-2018 Executive Committee during yesterday’s Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors at Nova Southeastern University.

FLHCC Receives Grants to Develop a Value Based Purchasing Strategy for Cardiac Care
in General - 02/24/2017
Purchaser Value Network Matches Orlando Heart Foundation Grant

FLHCC Annual Meeting to Feature Dr. Paul Fronstin of the Employee Benefit Research Institute
in General - 02/06/2017
Dr. Fronstin to Discuss the Future of Employment-Based Health Benefits

Florida Health Care Coalition Launches Statewide Effort to Promote National Choosing Wisely Campaign
in General - 01/26/2017
Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC) is proud to announce the launch of a new patient and employer health care resource site to support its participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign, a national initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports.

Secretary Senior Announces Contract Awarded to HCCI for Health Care Transparency Initiative
in General - 01/24/2017
Today, the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) announced the selection of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) as the vendor partner that will create an online health care transparency tool for Florida where consumers can find and compare the price of common health care services in their area.

The Leapfrog Group Announces 2016 Top Hospital Recipients, 11 Florida Hospitals
in General - 12/08/2016
On December 6, The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency, announced its 2016 Top Hospitals at their Annual Meeting & Top Hospital Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., where 11 Florida Hospitals were among those honored.

FLHCC Partners with Quantros to Advance Value-based Purchasing Initiatives for Coalition Members
in General - 11/15/2016
Quantros, Inc., the health care industry’s leading provider of performance analytics supporting providers, employers and other payers, and the Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC), a state leader actively engaged in transforming health care throughout Florida and nationwide, have agreed to utilize Quantros’ CareChex® hospital quality rankings and CareTracks® provider performance profiles to support the initiatives and value-based programs of the Coalition.

NEWS: Free Musculoskeletal Screenings & Bucs Tailgate Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Carrollwood Count
in General - 11/08/2016
The Florida Health Care Coalition has partnered with the National Institute of Collaborative Healthcare, in coordination with The Florida Retail Federation, West Florida Health and Carrollwood Country Club to offer FREE musculoskeletal screenings and an “old fashioned” tailgate party to cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades Announced for Florida
in General - 11/04/2016
The Florida Health Care Coalition announced this week the release of the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group. Assigning A, B, C, D, and F letter grades, the Hospital Safety Grade provides the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, accidents and infections that kill or harm hundreds of thousands of patients every year. Over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals received a grade this fall.

Florida Health Care Coalition to Host Specialty Pharmacy and Oncology Symposium in Orlando October
in General - 09/30/2016
The Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC) is hosting a "Strategies for Success in Managing Cancer and Specialty Pharmacy" Symposium on Wednesday, October 12 at the Valencia College School of Public Safety beginning at 7:30 a.m.

NBCH Changes Name to National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
in General - 09/27/2016
Signaling a renewed focus on innovation and collaboration to improve health and our healthcare system, the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is undergoing a name change accompanied by a new visual identity and website. Unveiled at its annual conference, the organization will now be known as the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance or NAHPC).

Karen van Caulil Re-Elected Chair of National Business Coalition on Health
in General - 08/16/2016
Pres/CEO of Florida Health Care Coalition to Lead National Non-Profit.


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Daytona Beach News Journal: STANDALONE EMERGENCY ROOMS, Halifax, HCA battle for Deltona patients
in General - 07/11/2016
Florida's boom in freestanding emergency rooms has arrived and what better place than Volusia County's largest city? Sprawling, populous and medically untapped, the city of Deltona has attracted two off-site emergency rooms that are expected to open within the next year.

Statement from FLHCC Regarding Recent Tragedies in Orlando
in General - 06/16/2016
The Florida Health Care Coalition would like express our deepest sympathies to our Orlando community which is enduring one devastating event after another this week. Many of our FLHCC “family members” have been directly impacted by these tragedies and our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time. Events like these show us how precious life is and how fortunate we are to have such dedicated and skilled health care professionals in our city and state who have continuously worked to save

FLHCC President Appointed to National Health Information Technology Policy Committee
in General - 06/07/2016
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has appointed Florida Health Care Coalition President and CEO Karen van Caulil to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee as a member representing employers. She will serve a three-year term.

FLORIDA TODAY: Holmes makes list, Leapfrog/Castlight Maternity Care Study
in General - 06/06/2016
Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, recently was recognized as one of 12 Florida hospitals for “fully meeting standard” maternity care.

12 FLORIDA HOSPITALS RECOGNIZED IN LEAPFROG GROUP/CASTLIGHT MATERNITY CARE REPORT
in General - 06/03/2016
The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health – both working toward improving health care for consumers, employers and other purchasers nationwide, just released the “2016 Maternity Care Report,” analyzing the quality and improvements of hospitals in reducing maternity care risk in women ages 19 to 44. Within the study, there are 12 Florida Hospitals that have been recognized as “fully meeting standard” in maternity care.

FORBES: 10 Healthcare Industry Tricks Used To Redistribute Profits Away From Employers
in General - 06/01/2016
The healthcare industry has been remarkably effective at extracting as much money as possible out of the U.S. economy despite healthcare being the greatest immediate threat to America.

Orlando Business Journal: Local health care leaders’ top concerns: Medical access, costs, next U.S.
in General - 05/27/2016
While Central Florida’s health care industry seems to be strong, local hospital CEOs, presidents and other industry leaders have varied concerns at the top of their minds.

FORBES: Health Benefits Experts Pen Open Letter To United Technologies: Try This Before Moving to Me
in General - 05/17/2016
Improving Benefits Has Potential to Generate Savings of More Than $2.8 Billion

OncLive: Employers Say That Value Means Working Directly With Oncology Providers
in General - 05/10/2016
Oncology practices may soon find themselves working directly with employers on benefits and treatment strategies.

ExecutiveGov: GAO Health IT Policy Committee Adds 3 New Members
in General - 05/06/2016
The Government Accountability Office has appointed James Ferguson, Carolyn Petersen and Karen van Caulil to its health information technology policy committee.

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