Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), and the patient placement agencies with which they work, have become the latest target of Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigators. Recently, these agencies have been conducting interviews with ALF owners, managers and marketing personnel at facilities where they suspect possible kickbacks in violations of the Florida Patient Brokering Statute…

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Late last month, Univita Health Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The move came shortly after the Miramar-based home health services provider shuttered its doors and terminated its Florida Medicaid contracts. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) has told providers they must continue to provide services to patients for services that were previously authorized…

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