Home Health Agencies
- 2014 Regulatory Update
- Effective July 1, a home health agency that is not Medicare or Medicaid certified and does not provide skilled care is exempt from the requirement to be accredited in 400.471(2)(h), Florida Statutes. An amendment was passed during the 2014 Florida legislative session in House Bill 1179 to provide this exemption. Governor Scott signed the bill on June 13. The enrolled bill can be viewed at the Florida House website. Here is a direct link to House Bill 1179. See page 2 of the enrolled bill. Any home health agency that gives up its accreditation should copy the AHCA Home Care Unit on the letter that they send to the accrediting organization that says the date that their agency will no longer be accredited. Fax the letter to the AHCA Home Care Unit at (850) 922-5374. See slides 4 and 5 of the 2014 Regulatory Update above for more infromation.
- Home Health Quarterly Report - Submit next quarterly report from October 1-15. If you have questions as to whether your agency is required to submit the report or not, please call the Home Care Unit at (850) 412-4403.
- Medicare and Medicaid Moratorium in effect for 3 counties The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a temporary moratorium on the enrollment of new Medicare and Medicaid home health providers in Broward County, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. For more information, select Medicare and Medicaid below.
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