Florida Illegally Stopping Medicaid Patients From ER Visits
Florida has been limiting Medicaid visits to six times a year per patient, which is not legal, as caps are not permitted.
As a result, the federal government intends to penalize the state by withholding a portion of Medicaid funding.
“We hope the state will realign their Medicaid program with federal standards to avoid this penalty,” said Emma Sandoe, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is in the midst of an appeal of the federal government’s rejection of the six-visit limit. A September hearing is scheduled.