What happens in Tallahassee does NOT Stay in Tallahassee
Why Florida’s Long-Term Care Generator Law Matters to You
- Long-term care and all other Medicare/Medicaid providers have been gearing up to meet new Medicare emergency preparedness requirements which go into effect November 15.
- Hurricane Irma swept through almost the entire state, and by most accounts, Florida’s health care industry handled it well.
- Now, the emergency generator order would impose expensive requirements and an unrealistic deadline – an assessment presented by all the experts who testified at the summit. (We agree!)
- Even before the summit, federal legislators quickly convened a hearing in Washington, DC on the same issue, and debated the value of similar regulations at the federal level.
- Community Health Accreditation Partner(CHAP), an accreditation agency focusing on home health and hospice agencies, has rolled the CMS requirements into their own accreditation standards.
- But Florida’s regulatory threat may be the most concerning on a nationwide level. Florida has the nation’s largest elderly population. They know they are a highly desirable retirement location, and they want to lead the nation in eldercare. What happens in Florida is very likely to go viral through the other 49 state legislatures, mutating as each ambitious legislator puts their personal stamp on it.
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