Taylor County, Florida- August 7, 2012
By law, counties are required to front a portion of medicaid bills.
That put one local area in debt nearing $400,000, but now they've found out the state owes them money.
State officials sent Taylor county a bill of $377,000 in Medicaid payments from the past four years. County administrator Jack Brown says they figured that was wrong. They worked with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration and found out the state owed Taylor County $48,000.
Governor Rick Scott signed a new Medicaid bill into law back in April and vowed he'd work with the AHCA to correct the billings for each county.
"Taylor county was one of eight counties that had a zero balance and I think we're one of seven counties that the state actually owes money to," said Jack Brown, Taylor County Administrator.
The new bill raises counties responsibility to cover bills starting at seven days as opposed to eleven.