Medicaid Home Health Pilot Projects Expanding, AHCA Announces Training Opportunities

The Agency for Health Care Administration has announced upcoming training opportunities for the Telephonic Home Health Services Delivery Monitoring and Verification (DMV) pilot project, which expands on Oct. 1.

The 2012 Florida Legislature made changes to the law impacting the way Medicaid reimburses for home health services. AHCA has contracted with Sandata Technologies, LLC, to implement the DMV project to telephonically verify the delivery of home health services in selected counties. The purpose of the project is to validate and ensure the timely utilization of home health visits, private duty nursing, and personal care services that are prior authorized by the Agency’s Quality Improvement Organization, eQHealth Solutions, Inc., and documented in the recipient’s plan of care.

Training sessions will be offered in multiple locations across the state.  Training is highly recommended to provide you the information you will need in order to bill for the services affected, beginning on October 1, 2012. The training is a critical step to ensure a complete understanding of the changes and areas impacted.

To register for training, please call Sandata Customer Service at (877) 818-7148.

Training Dates and Locations:

Training sessions are one day in duration (8:30am – 4:30pm) with a 45 minute break for lunch.

  • Tallahassee, August 28*
  • Pensacola, August 29*
  • Jacksonville, August 30 & 31*
  • Tampa, September 5 & 6
  • Orlando, September 10 & 11
  • Fort Myers, September 11 & 12
  • West Palm Beach, September 13 & 14
  • Miami, September 18, 19, 20 & 21

In preparation for this new project, you MUST also complete the Santrax Payor Management (SPM) Survey. ONLY ONE survey needs to be completed per provider. Instructions for completing this survey and the SurveyMonkey URL will be provided at the time of the registration call.

*These locations should register as soon as possible, due to limited space.

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