Agency Defends Medicaid Contract For South Fla. Counties

Law360, Miami (January 23, 2014, 8:54 PM EST) -- Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration is defending its selection of Prestige Health Choice to provide Medicaid coverage in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties after an administrative law judge concluded the company did not qualify for the contract, the agency confirmed Thursday.

Judge John Van Laningham concluded in a nonbinding recommended order filed earlier this month that AHCA should rescind its proposed award to Prestige on the grounds that it does not qualify as a provider service network under the selection process, calling the agency's selection “clearly...
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