Governor Scott Directs AHCA to Terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from the Medicaid Program

9/14/2017

Governor Scott Directs AHCA to Terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from the Medicaid Program

NAPLES, Fla. – After the loss of eight lives at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Governor Scott directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the facility as a Medicaid provider.

This facility was responsible to provide their patients a safe environment and they failed to do so. The state has had multiple points of contact with this facility prior to the tragedy, and at no time did the facility communicate any imminent threats to their patients’ life or safety.

This facility is currently undergoing a criminal investigation from the local authorities, and open investigations from both AHCA and DCF.  It is clear that this facility cannot be responsible for Florida’s vulnerable patients, and therefore the State will stop them from providing care.

Anyone found to not be acting in the best interests of their patients will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

All patients have been evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

Click HERE to see the Governor’s statement from yesterday. A copy of the suspension order is attached.

Updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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