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AHCA Mandates Pediatric PDN Nurse Data Collection

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued a Medicaid provider alert mandating data collection on nurses offering pediatric Private Duty Nursing (PDN) in the state. Home health agencies, independent registered nurses (RNs), and independent licensed practical nurses (LPNs) enrolled in Florida Medicaid must submit nurse information for PDN services by February 16, 2024.

AHCA has developed surveys for this data collection. Home health agencies should provide details for each nurse, while independent RNs and LPNs should report their availability and service counties.

This data collection follows a court-ordered injunction from July 14, 2023, resulting from a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Providers with inquiries should email AHCA at

Member Feedback and Advocacy

Due to the tight deadline for providers to submit data under the reporting requirement, HCAF is soliciting input from our members to determine if additional time for compliance is necessary. Your feedback will play a vital role in informing our advocacy efforts with AHCA.

Please direct any concerns or requests for extension to Kyle Simon, Senior Director of Policy, Advocacy & Communications, at