The purpose of the amendment to Rule 59G-6.010, Florida Administrative Code, is to incorporate by reference Florida Title XIX Long-term Care Reimbursement Plan (the Plan), Version XLIV, effective July 1, 2016.  

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    AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

    Medicaid

    RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:

    59G-6.010  Payment Methodology for Nursing Home Services

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the amendment to Rule 59G-6.010, Florida Administrative Code, is to incorporate by reference Florida Title XIX Long-term Care Reimbursement Plan (the Plan), Version XLIV, effective July 1, 2016.

    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Payment Methodology for Nursing Home Services.

    An additional area to be addressed during the workshop will be the potential regulatory impact Rule 59G- 6.010, Florida Administrative Code, will have as provided for under sections 120.54 and 120.541, Florida Statutes.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 409.919, 409.9082 FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 409.908, 409.9082, 409.913 FS.

    A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: September 23, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    PLACE: Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 3, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5407.

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Lisa Smith If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Lisa Smith, Bureau of Medicaid Program Finance, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop 23, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5407, telephone: (850)412-4114, e-mail: Lisa.Smith@ahca.myflorida.com. Official comments to be entered into the rule record will be received until 5:00 p.m. September 26, 2016 and may be e-mailed to MedicaidRuleComments@ahca.myflorida.com. For general inquiries and questions about the rule, please contact the person specified above.

     

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:

    59G-6.010 Payment Methodology for Nursing Home Services.

    (1) Reimbursement to participating nursing homes for services provided shall be in accordance with the Florida Title XIX Long-Term Care Reimbursement Plan (the Plan), Version XLIV XLIII, effective date July 1, 2016 2015, available at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-____07020 incorporated by reference. A copy of the Plan, as revised, may be obtained by writing to the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid, Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #8, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. The Plan incorporates Provider Reimbursement Manual (CMS Pub. 15-1). The Plan is applicable to all providers of Florida Medicaid nursing facility services who are enrolled in or registered with the Florida Medicaid program.

    (2) Participating nursing homes shall use the Nursing Facility Quality Assessment form (only accepted electronically), AHCA Form 5000-3549, Revised October 2013, incorporated by reference, for the submission of its monthly quality assessment. This form can be accessed at http://ahca.myflorida.com/QAF/index.shtml.

    (3) Each facility shall report monthly to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) its total number of resident days and remit an amount equal to the assessment rate times the reported number of days. Facilities are required to submit their full quality assessment payment no later than 20 days from the next succeeding calendar month.

    (4) Providers are subject to the following monetary fines pursuant to Section 409.9082(7), F.S., for failure to timely pay a quality assessment:

    (a) For a facility’s first offense, a fine of $500 per day shall be imposed until the quality assessment is paid in full, but in no event shall the fine exceed the amount of the quality assessment.

    (b) For any offense subsequent to a first offense, a fine of $1,000 per day shall be imposed until the quality assessment is paid in full, but in no event shall the fine exceed the amount of the quality assessment. A subsequent offense is defined as any offense within a period of five years preceding the most recent quality assessment due date.

    (c) An offense is defined as one month’s quality assessment payment not received by the 20th day of the next succeeding calendar month.

    (d) In the event that a provider fails to report their total number of resident days as defined in Section 409.9082(1)(c), F.S., by the 20th day of the next succeeding calendar month, the fines in paragraphs (a)-(c) apply and the maximum amount of the fines shall be equal to their last submitted quality assessment amount but in no event shall the total fine exceed the amount of the quality assessment.

    (5) In addition to the aforementioned fines, providers are also subject to the non-monetary remedies enumerated in Section 409.9082(7), F.S. Imposition of the non-monetary remedies by AHCA will be as follows:

    (a) For a third subsequent offense, AHCA will withhold any medical assistance reimbursement payments until the assessment is recovered.

    (b) For a fourth or greater subsequent offense, AHCA will seek suspension or revocation of the facility’s license.

    (6) Sanctions for failure to timely submit a quality assessment are non-allowable costs for reimbursement purposes and shall not be included in the provider’s Medicaid per diem rate.

    (7) The facility may amend any previously submitted quality assessment data, but in no event may an amendment occur more than twelve months after the due date of the assessment. The deadline for submitting an amended assessment shall not relieve the facility from their obligation to pay any amount previously underpaid and shall not waive AHCA’s right to recoup any underpaid assessments.

    Rulemaking Authority 409.919, 409.9082 FS. Law Implemented 409.908, 409.9082, 409.913 FS. History–New 7-1-85, Amended 10-1-85, Formerly 10C-7.482, Amended 7-1-86, 1-1-88, 3-26-90, 9-30-90, 12-17-90, 9-15-91, 3-26-92, 10-22-92, 4-13-93, 6-27-93, Formerly 10C-7.0482, Amended 4-10-94, 9-22-94, 5-22-95, 11-27-95, 11-6-97, 2-14-99, 10-17-99, 1-11-00, 4-24-00, 9-20-00, 11-20-01, 2-20-02, 7-14-02, 1-8-03, 6-11-03, 12-3-03, 2-16-04, 7-21-04, 10-12-04, 4-19-06, 7-1-06, 8-26-07, 2-12-08, 9-22-08, 3-3-10, 2-23-11, 5-3-12, 2-13-14, 1-19-15, 5-3-15, 7-17-16,______.

     

Document Information

Subject:
Payment Methodology for Nursing Home Services. An additional area to be addressed during the workshop will be the potential regulatory impact Rule 59G- 6.010, Florida Administrative Code, will have as provided for under sections 120.54 and 120.541, Florida Statutes.
Purpose:
The purpose of the amendment to Rule 59G-6.010, Florida Administrative Code, is to incorporate by reference Florida Title XIX Long-term Care Reimbursement Plan (the Plan), Version XLIV, effective July 1, 2016.
Rulemaking Authority:
409.919, 409.9082 FS.
Law:
409.908, 409.9082, 409.913 FS.
Contact:
Lisa Smith, Bureau of Medicaid Program Finance, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop 23, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5407, telephone: 850-412-4114, e-mail: Lisa.Smith@ahca.myflorida.com. Official comments to be entered into the rule record will be received until 5:00 p.m. September 26, 2016 and may be e-mailed to MedicaidRuleComments@ahca.myflorida.com. For general inquiries and questions about the rule, please contact the person specified above.
Related Rules: (1)
59G-6.010. Payment Methodology for Nursing Home Services