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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 […]
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 […]
Elderly Floridians who want to stay out of nursing homes would be forced into managed care under two bills passed Monday by the House in an effort to pare Medicaid costs. But the Legislature’s own policy analysts suggest that managed care may be more expensive for frail older people, based on the track record of […]