The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) will be speaking at a July 16 meeting in Tallahassee with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to discuss issues facing the HME industry.
FAHCS says it intends to discuss Medicaid policy, Department of Health regulations, fraud, waiver policy and changes in diabetic regulations.
The meeting was initially announced at the FAHCS/AMEPA Florida Home Care Conference in Orlando in May. FAHCS said it requested the meeting last spring after NEMED, PAMS and other state associations developed similar programs. The Florida association added that AHCA was “excited by the idea to develop better communication with the HME industry.”
“FAHCS has high hopes for the meeting to bridge communication and trust gaps between the state and our HME industry,” a statement from FAHCS said. “By bringing the two ‘sides’ together regularly, and engaging one another on issues of the day, it is hoped and expected that we can have stronger ties when it comes to proposed policy changes, the creations of new protocols, mutual understanding of rule interpretations and an overall less combative interface.”
FAHCS said it has formed a committee to speak at the July 16 meeting, and is calling on Florida providers to forward their questions, concerns and points to the association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-99-FAHCS.