June 5, 2012 -
Gov. Rick Scott says he's directing the state Agency for Healthcare Administration to be flexible over a huge backlog of Medicaid bills owed by county governments across the state.
A new law requires counties to pay off more than $300 million in disputed Medicaid bills dating back years. The bills piled up because counties argued the state's Medicaid billing system was flawed and they refused to pay. That was one of the main concerns at a business roundtable this morning in Quincy where Gov. Rick Scott met with Gadsden County elected leaders and business owners.
Gov. Scott said he wants to make sure counties pay only legitimate bills and he invited county leaders to contact him directly with their concerns.