Searching for a patient advocate, navigator, care manager or help with medical bills in Florida?
If you or your loved one are searching for a patient advocate, navigator, care manager, medical billing advocate or help with any healthcare issue in Florida, such as the services below, MyDocHub can help match you with the right trusted and experienced health advocate for your needs.
Services we can help match you to the right health advocate:
Medical Bill Review & Audit
Provider Fee Negotiation
Insurance Denials & Appeals
Disease Management, Medical Diagnosis Research & Care Coordination
Assisted Living Coordination
Nursing Home Research
Aid & Assistance
Health Plan Evaluation
Disability & Medicaid Eligibility
Home Health Care Research
Florida has a large and diverse population. Home to roughly 20 million residents, Florida is the third most populated state in the U.S. In 2011, 59% of Floridians identified as White, 22% identified as Hispanic, and 15% identified as Black. Florida has a higher share of individuals ages 65 and older than any other state, reaching 18% of the state’s population, or over 3 million people. Over 19% of Florida’s population was foreign-born in 2011, although 91% of Floridians are U.S. citizens. Over ¼ of the population (28%) speaks a language other than English at home. Aligned with the national average, 20% of the state’s population, or nearly 4 million people, were living in poverty in 2011. However, like in other states, poverty in Florida is not equally distributed by race or age. Thirteen percent of those living in poverty identified as White, while 29% identified as Hispanic and 36% identified as Black. In addition, 28% of those living in poverty were children 18 or under, while 20% were adults 19-64 and 14% were 65 or older.
The total population health of Floridians is ranked below the national average. Florida ranked 34 among the 50 states for total population health in the United Health Care Foundation’s report, America’s Health Rankings 2012. Florida’s rates of infant mortality, obesity, and diabetes are slightly higher than the national average, while the state’s smoking rates are lower. Average life expectancy in Florida is above the national average. While the prevalence of asthma among Floridians is lower than the national average, the prevalence of asthma among Hispanics in Florida is well above the national average and ranked the 12th highest in the U.S. Disparities in health and health care access are faced by Florida residents. In 2012, 21% of White nonelderly adults had no health care provider, compared to 25% of Blacks and 43% of Hispanics. In addition, White adults, including the elderly population, reported being in good health more frequently than Black and Hispanic adults. Population health also varies across Florida’s 67 counties, with many rural counties, such as those in the panhandle, faring worse than urban ones. Disparities exist among measures of health outcomes, such as morbidity and mortality, and across health behaviors and health care access and utilization.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
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