Following Governor DeSantis’ State of the State address, Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew today thanked the Governor and his administration for their outstanding commitment to transforming the health care system in Florida.
“In only his first year of office, Governor DeSantis has been a powerful catalyst for patient-centered transformation across Florida’s health care system. The Governor has delivered on the promise to lower the cost of prescription drugs, repeal Florida’s certificate of need law to foster competition in the health care marketplace, provide Floridians for the first time with the transparency to obtain meaningful health care costs for procedures at hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, and spearhead initiatives across the state to improve birth outcomes and reduce potentially preventable hospital admissions and readmissions,” said Secretary Mary Mayhew. “Building on these efforts, Governor DeSantis has set a clear, intentional focus to bring stronger accountability to managed care plan performance. Our work is well underway to increasingly drive value and outcomes across Florida’s Medicaid program, so we may ensure the child diagnosed with diabetes is receiving evidence-based care that allows them to live a healthier life; the elderly parents with a down syndrome son are given the peace of mind knowing the services and supports are in place to allow their son to maintain his health and independence as he ages. And as our Agency maintains this promise of collective accountability for delivering meaningful health outcomes for Floridians across our state, we pave the way to a healthier Florida.”
The Agency for Health Care Administration is committed to better health care for all Floridians. The Agency administers Florida’s Medicaid program, licenses and regulates more than 44,000 health care facilities and 53 health plans, and publishes health care data and statistics at FloridaHealthFinder.gov. Additional information about Agency initiatives is available via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.