Home health agencies must submit a quarterly report by April 15th to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, otherwise non-compliant providers will be fined!
Keep in mind that HCAF successfully lobbied for the passage of Senate Bill 1094 which exempted some home health agencies, who meet certain criteria, from submitting the Quarterly Report. See AHCA’s Frequently Asked Questions to see if you are exempt. Fines were also reduced to $200 per each day late up to a maximum of $5,000 effective July 1, 2013.
By law, agencies must report the following information based on the agency’s patient census as of December 30, 2013:
- Number of insulin-dependent diabetic patients receiving insulin injection services
- Number of patients receiving home health services from the home health agency AND a licensed hospice provider
- Total number of patients receiving home health services
- The names and license numbers of nurses (RN’s or LPN’s) whose primary job responsibility is to provide home health services to patients and received remuneration in excess of $25,000 for the three months of the quarter
Providers can submit reports anytime between April 1 and April 15. For more information and instructions for submitting the report, click here to access the AHCA website or call the HCAF office at (850) 222-8967 or the AHCA Home Care Unit at (850) 412-4403.