June 2015: Request for Renewal of MEDS-AD 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver

The Agency is seeking to extend the federal waiver authority to continue providing Medicaid eligibility to the MEDS-AD group, according to provisions of Section 409.904(1), Florida Statutes, which states:

Subject to federal waiver approval, a person who is age 65 or older or is determined to be disabled, whose income is at or below 88 percent of the federal poverty level, whose assets do not exceed established limitations, and who is not eligible for Medicare or, if eligible for Medicare, is also eligible for and receiving Medicaid-covered institutional care services, hospice services, or home and community-based services. The agency shall seek federal authorization through a waiver to provide this coverage.

Since January 2006, Medicaid eligibility for this group has been authorized through the Florida Medicaid MEDS-AD 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver #11-W-00205/4. The current federal approval for this waiver will expire on December 31, 2015. Florida Medicaid is requesting a renewal of authority to continue the program as it currently operates through December 31, 2018.

Renewal Request Submission

On June 30, 2015, the Agency plans to submit the 3-year waiver renewal request to the CMS. 

Public Input

The Agency must allow a 30-day public notice and comment period regarding renewal applications for a demonstration project that the Agency plans to submit to CMS for review and consideration. The Agency will consider the public comments while developing the renewal application for the MEDS-AD 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver. To view a comprehensive description for the renewal of the MEDS-AD 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver, please click the link below

Public Notice Document Waiver Extension Request May 21, 2015 [305KB] Updated 5/20/15

Public Workshops

Schedule of Public Meetings
Location Date Time
Tampa
Agency for Health Care Administration
6800 North Dale Mabry Highway
Main Training Room
Tampa, FL 33614

Conference Call-in: 1-877-299-4502
Participant Code: 905 751 44#
June 1, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
FAR [89KB PDF]
Agenda [38KB PDF]
Presentation [141KB PDF]

Tallahassee
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Building 3, Conference Room A
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Conference Call-in: 1-877-299-4502
Participant Code: 433 017 68#
June 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m
FAR [89KB PDF]
Agenda [51KB PDF]
Presentation [120KB PDF]

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop/meeting by contacting Heather Morrison at (850) 412-4034 or by email at Heather.Morrison@ahca.myflorida.com.

If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TTY) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Submit Comments

The 30-day public comment period begins May 21, 2015 and ends June 20, 2015.

To submit comments by postal service or internal email please follow the directions outlined below. When providing comments regarding the 1115 MEDS-AD Waiver renewal request, please have ‘1115 MEDS-AD Waiver Renewal Request’ referenced in the subject line.

Mail comments and suggestions to:
1115 MEDS-AD Waiver Renewal Request
Office of the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #8
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

E-mail comments and suggestions to:
FLMedicaidWaivers@ahca.myflorida.com

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