Agency for Health Care Administration

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

AHCA is the state agency responsible for oversight of Florida’s Medicaid program. It also licenses and regulates health care facilities, such as nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, laboratories and home health agencies. Students work in the Office of the General Counsel and assist with cases related to administration of the Medicaid plan, including defending the agency’s denial of benefits to beneficiaries, and recovering overpayments to service providers. Students conduct factual investigation, draft pleadings and motions, conduct discovery, negotiate settlements and prepare recommended final orders. Students may represent the agency at informal and formal hearings.

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence, and either Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice. Students must be certified pursuant to the student practice rule.

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice or Florida Civil Practice, Professional Responsibility, Health Law and Policy

Selection Process: Selection is based on the student applicant’s overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken.

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