Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 1, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Performs Licensed Healthcare Facility Checks in Flooded Areas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today performed checks of licensed healthcare facilities in areas affected by the flooding in Florida’s panhandle. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is a partner agency pursuant to the existing State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Acting on a request from the Agency for Health Care Administration, staff from the MFCU today checked facilities to identify any public health and medical needs, and if required, to coordinate medical stabilization in affected counties, and to assist with the sheltering of people with medical needs, among other things.

"When a disaster strikes, we must all assist with identifying the needs of those affected and providing services to those people. My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit will continue to check licensed healthcare facilities during this state of emergency in order to help those with medical needs,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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