Scott continues to pressure hospitals, wants to audit 129

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. reports that those hospitals include our Baptist Hospital and West Florida Hospital. Baptist is being targeted because the healthcare facility responded after the August 1 deadline. West Florida Hospital is being audited because of the nature of the explanations they provided in their responses, according to the governor’s office.

Scott listed the hospitals in a letter sent to Attorney General Pam Bondi. 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.

-The News Source of Florida also contributed to this post