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 […]

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations Letter to CMS

We, the undersigned members of the nonpartisan Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), write to express our concerns regarding Florida’s 1915(b) and 1915(c) waiver request that would create a mandatory program for the delivery of long-term services and supports in Medicaid through private proprietary health plans. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) submitted […]

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 […]