The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for Florida's Medicaid program, licensure, and regulations of Florida's home and health facilities. It also provides information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive. Some regulations that home care agencies and caregivers must adhere to are:
Using home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology helps Florida Home Care Agencies verify and keep track of caregiver onboarding and satisfy state regulations. Caregiver training is mandatory as it allows caregivers to expand their skills and lets them learn anywhere and anytime!
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GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
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CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Florida home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
Florida is an open state model, meaning home care providers can choose any EVV solution that meets their agency needs. The only requirement is that the selected EVV solution must collect data elements that the CURES Act requires.
Suppose a home care provider fails to comply with the EVV rules. In that case, they are subject to either denial or non-payment of sanctions, claims, fines, suspension, or even termination. The Florida Medicaid program may impose these penalties according to Rule 59G- 9.070 Administrative Sanctions on Providers, Entities, and Persons.
EVV is required for all home health services, including private duty nursing, home health visits, and personal care services. As per Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), providers must:
Depending on the MCO plan, each provider selected an EVV company to manage the confirmations of visits and verification for claim approval. Please check with your MCO program. The two companies participating in Florida are Tellus and HHAeXchange.
After approval, care providers can integrate a third-party solution with the AHCA EVV System. Home health providers with an EVV system may continue to use it to capture and send EVV data to the EVV Claims system for billing.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Florida. It offers simplified data migration, award-winning support and 1:1 training to make a shift from an existing EVV-compliant home care software.
Clock-in and out of a caregiver are monitored through the caregiver portal, browser, and mobile app. Agencies can view this information using home care software like CareSmartz360's time tracking view.
Labor laws in Florida aim to protect employees' and employers' rights regarding proper wage payments and other working conditions. However, despite the best practices, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are not uncommon and invite violations.
Caregivers in Florida are entitled to a minimum pay of $14.40 per hour. However, to qualify as a caregiver, the person must clear a background check or receive a sign-off from the state, which shows that they are legal to work in the USA.
You can simplify your life by utilizing CareSmartz360 home care management software. With the use of GPS-enabled technology, Florida Home Care Agencies may quickly check and keep track of caregiver training, visits, scheduling, billing, payroll, leave policies, and more while being EVV compliant.
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