Today HCAF’s home health quarterly report reform bill unanimously passed its first of three committee stops in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill seeks to reduce the fine for late reports from $5,000 to $200 per day up to $5,000 per quarter and exempt licensed-only (private duty) providers.
Rep. Jose Felix-Diaz (R-Miami), the bill’s House sponsor, presented the bill before the Health Innovation Subcommittee, where one committee members raised concerns about why an agency might not be able to submit the report on time. In spite of this, the bill will now move on to its next committee stop in the House and its first committee stop in the Florida Senate next week.
If your representative or senator serves on the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee or the Senate Health Policy Committee, please reach out to his/her office and urge them to support House Bill 4031 or Senate Bill 1094! Stay tuned for more updates.