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CS/CS/SB 1094 — Home Health Agencies

by Appropriations Committee; Health Policy Committee; and Senator Flores

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill reduces the mandatory fine amount levied against home health agencies that fail to file a quarterly report which includes several indicators of potential Medicaid fraud with the Agency for Health Care Administration. The bill reduces the current fine of $5,000 to a fine of $200 per day up to a maximum of $5,000 per quarter. The bill also exempts home health agencies that do not bill Medicare or Medicaid, and are not owned by a health care entity which bills Medicare or Medicaid, from submitting the report and from the fine for failing to file the report.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 34-0; House 115-0