70 cents on the dollar is no bargain for Florida taxpayers

It’s been a tragic waste of money and lives.As the managed care lobby portrayed it, the Nursing Home Diversion program sounded like a great bargain: Give us Florida’s frail, older people who are candidates for a nursing home. Pay us less than the nursing home rate and we will care for them in assisted living […]

The Case Against Florida’s Proposed Managed Long-Term Care Experiment

The Florida Legislature’s 2011 Medicaid reform law is designed to move the entire Medicaid population into managed care organizations (MCO) beginning with elderly and disabled in 2013.  The state must receive waiver approval from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).  The rationale for this qualitative shift in Medicaid policy is that it will […]

Proposed Changes to Florida Medicaid’s Long-Term Care Program.

Florida’s 2011 Managed Care Legislation, HB 7107, established “Medicaid Managed Care,” a new statewide managed care program for all covered services. The program is expected control Medicaid program costs by using a capitated rather than fee-for-service payment model  Two separate components are anticipated for  the new program: the Florida Long-Term Care Managed Care program, slated for implementation first, and […]