Florida Home Health Agency Closes, Cites Medicaid Mistakes
A Florida home health company has shuttered its doors, leaving more than 100 employees jobless due to paperwork mistakes associated with past Medicaid claims.
A+ Home Aid, a home health agency with offices in Titusville and Altamonte, called its 150 workers Friday, November 8, to notify them the company would be shutting down and that none of the employees would be getting paid, reports local WFTV Channel 9.
John Kirchner, the owner of A+ Home Aid, admitted to shutting down the agency, blaming the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for having launched an audit of the company.
The Florida AHCA refused to pay $120,000 in Medicaid money for work already done and demanded to be reimbursed for past Medicaid claims “because of minor paperwork mistakes,” according to Kirchner.
The details of those paperwork mistakes were not disclosed.
The closure also left more than 100 families the company serves with having to find another agency to care for their loved ones, according to WFTV’s article.
Written by Jason Oliva