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2013 Florida Statutes

SECTION 9132
Pilot project to monitor home health services.
F.S. 409.9132
409.9132 Pilot project to monitor home health services.The Agency for Health Care Administration shall expand the home health agency monitoring pilot project in Miami-Dade County on a statewide basis effective July 1, 2012, except in counties in which the program is not cost-effective, as determined by the agency. The agency shall contract with a vendor to verify the utilization and delivery of home health services and provide an electronic billing interface for home health services. The contract must require the creation of a program to submit claims electronically for the delivery of home health services. The program must verify telephonically visits for the delivery of home health services using voice biometrics. The agency may seek amendments to the Medicaid state plan and waivers of federal laws, as necessary, to implement or expand the pilot project. Notwithstanding s. 287.057(3)(e), the agency must award the contract through the competitive solicitation process and may use the current contract to expand the home health agency monitoring pilot project to include additional counties as authorized under this section.
History.s. 21, ch. 2009-55; s. 31, ch. 2009-223; s. 44, ch. 2010-151; s. 16, ch. 2012-33; s. 15, ch. 2013-154.