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2 Learning Objectives Share basic Florida Medicaid compliance tips with Florida Medicaid providers Improve compliance with Florida Medicaid policy Refresh Florida Medicaid providers’ basic Medicaid Fair Hearing knowledge Facilitate discussion regarding Transportation- related hearing issues 2

3 3 Presentation Outline Section 1Florida Medicaid Authority Section 2Inspection of Records Section 3Additional Compliance Resources Section 4Compliance Summary Section 5Medicaid Fair Hearing Overview Section 6Discussion of Medicaid Fair Hearing Issues

4 General Handbook General information for providers regarding the Florida Medicaid program, recipient eligibility, provider enrollment, fraud and abuse policy, and important resources are included in the Florida Medicaid Provider General Handbook. 4

5 Coverage and Limitations Handbook The Coverage and Limitations Handbooks explains covered services and policies for each type of Medicaid Service. 5 COVERAGE AND LIMITATIONS Therapy Services 3187/1/ COVERAGE AND LIMITATIONS Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver Services /31/20121 COVERAGE AND LIMITATIONS Visual Services 13081/1/20101 PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT ADA Dental Claim Form 46447/1/ PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT CMS-1500 Claim Form 88477/1/ PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT Transportation 24167/1/19971 PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT UB /1/

6 Reimbursement Handbooks Each reimbursement handbook is named for the claim form that describes and explains how to complete and file claims for reimbursement from Medicaid. The reimbursement handbooks also contain eligibility information, general Medicaid information, and claim instructions. 6

7 7 All Florida Medicaid handbooks, fee schedules, forms, provider notices, and other important Medicaid information are available on the Medicaid fiscal agent’s Web Portal.Florida Medicaid handbooks

8 Right to Review Records A Medicaid provider may be audited or reviewed by authorized state and federal agencies and their authorized representatives. The review may include provider’s or facility’s records as well as physical location. 8

9 Right to Review Records This requirement applies to the provider’s records and records for which the provider is the custodian. The provider must give authorized state and federal agencies and their authorized representatives access to all Medicaid patient records and to other information that cannot be separated from Medicaid-related records. 9

10 Sanctions 10 AHCA shall impose sanctions on providers in accordance with Section F.S. and Rule 59G , F.A.C.Rule 59G , F.A.C. Sanctions include the following: –Suspension from participation in the Medicaid Program –Termination from participation in the Medicaid Program –Imposition of fines

11 Resources 11 Video training on Medicaid Provider Compliance Program & Provider Self AuditsMedicaid Provider Compliance Program & Provider Self Audits –Present a high level overview of a Compliance Program –Increase understanding of the value of self- audits –Provide details on how to perform a self-audit and submit it to Medicaid Program Integrity

12 Medicaid Area Offices The Agency has thirteen Medicaid Area Offices in eleven areas throughout the state that serve as the local liaisons to providers and recipients.Medicaid Area Offices You can find your Area Medicaid Program Office by visiting: You will find information, publications, provider training calendars and beneficiaries’ links at this site. 12

13 Florida Medicaid Provider Training e-Library contains training resources for Medicaid providers on Medicaid policy. Look through the list of PowerPoint presentations and videos and select the information that is of interest to you. Among the benefits of using this site are:Florida Medicaid Provider Training e-Library –Choosing the time that is convenient for you to review the training materials. –Learning at your own pace with self-paced learning materials, and –Building your knowledge of Medicaid policy, decreasing the risk of non-compliance and avoiding billing errors. 13

14 Health Care Alerts The Florida Medicaid program has an alert system to notify registered providers or interested parties of "late- breaking" health care information. To subscribe to the automated alert system, you will need to complete the online form at: 14

15 Compliance Tips Florida Medicaid Providers Compliance Summary Familiarize yourself with handbooks Know licensure and certification obligations Keep provider enrollment file up to date Make records and facility available upon request Utilize available resources

16 Medicaid Fair Hearing Overview Hearing rights are triggered when services are denied, terminated, suspended, or reduced The Department of Children and Families, Office of Appeal Hearings, presides over Medicaid fair hearings Adverse determination must be in writing and include the hearing notice to the recipient Requests for fair hearing may be made within 90 days

17 Discussion of Medicaid Fair Hearing Issues Denying Services to a Medicaid recipient Eligibility Non-compensable Legal proceedings Witnesses Evidence

18 Kelly Bennett


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