TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott's administration is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the hospital industry, with Scott saying Monday that 129 hospitals face audits related to Medicaid managed-care contracts.
Scott listed the hospitals in a letter sent to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Local hospitals that made the list are:
- Flagler Hospital in St. Johns County
- Kindred Hospital -- North Florida in Clay County
- Lake Butler Hospital in Union County
- Lake City Medical Center in Columbia County
- Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in Columbia County
- Shands Starke Regional Medical Center in Bradford County
- Memorial Hospital Jacksonville
- Orange Park Medical Center
- Putnam Community Medical Center
- Specialty Hospital Jacksonville
- UF Health Jacksonville
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration earlier this month said it was auditing 31 hospitals to determine whether their contracts with managed-care plans comply with a state law that limits payments to 120 percent of a Medicaid fee schedule.
AHCA last month requested that hospitals and insurers certify compliance with the law.
Some hospitals did not certify compliance by an Aug. 1 deadline, while Scott's letter said others "warrant an audit to verify compliance with state law because of the nature of the explanations they provided in their responses."