March Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action against Five Providers,
Eight Additional Providers Suspended from the Medicaid Program
The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) issued final orders to four providers for failure to meet licensure requirements in March.
There were three final orders to deny a license renewal and one to revoke an existing license. Some of these providers were enrolled in the Medicaid program and the Agency has terminated or is in the process of terminating their participation in the program.
The Agency also issued an Immediate Moratorium on Admissions to Little Friends Learning Center, Inc. dba Alpine Adult Care Center, an assisted living facility in Escambia County.
In addition, the Agency suspended eight providers from participation in the Medicaid program, prohibiting the providers from being paid for claims to the Medicaid program for furnishing, supervising a person who is furnishing, or causing a person to furnish goods or services.
Agency Medicaid terminations and suspensions typically result from failure to return funds due to the Agency within required timeframes; a charge, indictment, or guilty plea to a health care related crime; suspension, termination, or exclusion from Medicare or Medicaid in another state; or a license denial, revocation, suspension or termination by the licensing agency.
The chart below displays the Agency’s March licensure actions:
The chart below displays the Agency’s March Medicaid final order actions:
Further information about the actions and final orders can be found on the public records search page. Emergency orders, including moratoriums on admissions and suspensions, can also be found on the public records search page by searching the name of the facility.
The Agency encourages anyone who may have a concern or observes a problem in any health care facility or with any provider regulated by the Agency, to file a complaint by calling our consumer complaint line at 1-888-419-3456 or by reporting online at http://ahca.myflorida.com/Contact/call_center.shtml.
Tips about suspected fraud can be reported by calling the Attorney General’s Fraud Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or the Agency’s Consumer Call Center at 1-888-419-3456. Anyone can report fraud online by visiting the Agency’s website at https://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/InspectorGeneral/fraud_complaintform.aspx.