ACHA Conducts “Sweep” Of Entire County Of Providers

broom.jpg“Sweeps” among law enforcement are generally used in high drug crime areas to literally sweep in and arrest as many people as possible to clear out the drug dealing in that area.
In a modification of the theme, the State of Florida Agency For Health Care Administration (AHCA) decided to conduct an auditing sweep of durable medical equipment (DME) providers in Bay County, Florida. AHCA is the Florida Medicaid program administrator, and has the authority under Florida law to initiate overpayment actions or terminate a program provider, but is not a law enforcement authority, referring instances of fraud to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The probe was directed to supplies of oxygen to patients with COPD under the Medicaid program.
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