Webinar Materials: Healthcare Hot Topics: Florida's New Minimum Wage Requirements for Medicaid Providers

9/14/2022 - By Allie Jackson

Florida’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is providing more than $600 million in new funding for the sole purpose of increasing the minimum wage for employees of Medicaid providers to at least $15 an hour.  This new funding, which goes into effect on October 1, 2022, comes with significant new compliance risks, including new requirements for participation in the Medicaid program and a new civil cause of action for non-compliance.  

Susan St. John, Esq., of Garfunkel Wild, and Andrew Kent, CVA, CHC, of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland, & Gund, discuss the things providers need to know about the new minimum wage requirements, including:

  • Who will be impacted by the new rule
  • What steps providers will have to take to be compliant with the new requirements
  • How reimbursements will be impacted
  • Penalties for non-compliance

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Susan St. John, Partner at Garfunkel Wild
Having served as a health care financial consultant and Medicare Auditor prior to becoming a lawyer, Susan brings over 30 years of health care experience to clients on business planning, tax law, healthcare compliance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and healthcare regulatory matters. With a comprehensive understanding of the state and federal regulatory agencies, Susan has represented health care facilities and practitioners before the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning certification, billing, and audit issues relevant to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.

Andrew Kent, Esq., CVA, CHC, Shareholder, Saltmarsh
Andrew is a shareholder in the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Dispute Advisory practices. He assists clients in the areas of reimbursement, compliance, operational consulting, complex litigation, and business valuation. Andrew holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) credentials, and has both a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Florida. Prior to joining Saltmarsh in 2010, he practiced law with one of Florida’s leading law firms.


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