Federal Authorities

Managed Medical Assistance

January 2016 - Request to Amend Florida’s 1115 MMA Waiver (Project Number 11-W-002064) and Public Input

The State is seeking federal authority to amend Florida’s 1115 Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Waiver (Project Number 11-W-00206/4) to  amend the language related to the Hemophilia Program to allow for up to three vendors in order to provide the State the flexibility to contract with 1-3 vendors, amend the waiver to include payment in MMA capitation rates for nursing facility services for recipients under the age of 18 years, and amend the waiver to allow flexibility for Specialty Plans that do not have sufficient numbers of eligible members for the mandatory Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs) to conduct PIPs on other topics that have more impact on their members, with the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (Agency) approval.

Public Notice and Public Comment: January 12, 2016 -February 11, 2016

The Agency will provide a 30-day public notice and comment period prior to the submission of the waiver amendment to Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Agency will consider all public comments received regarding the development of the waiver amendment.

The 30-day public notice and public comment period will be held January 12, 2016 through February 11, 2016. To view a comprehensive description of the waiver amendment request, please click the following link:

Public Meetings/Workshops

The dates, times and locations of the public workshops to be held are as follows:

Schedule of Public Meetings
Location Date Time

Tallahassee

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

Conference Line: 1-888-670-3525
Participant Code: 371 527 4100#

January 19, 2016

2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

FAR Notice [86KB]
Agenda [218KB PDF]
Presentation [1.3MB PDF]

Tampa

Agency for Health Care Administration
6800 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 220, Main Training Room
Tampa, FL 33614

Conference Line: 1-877-299-4502
Participant Code: 639 773 84#

January 21, 2016

1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.

FAR Notice [86KB]
Agenda [150KB PDF]
Presentation [1.3MB 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 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting Nicholas Warner at (850) 412-4031 or by email at Nicholas.Warner@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 will be held January 12, 2016 through January 11, 2016.
To submit comments by postal service or internal email, please follow the directions outlined below.  When providing comments regarding the 1115 MMA Waiver amendment request, please have ‘1115 MMA Waiver Amendment Request’ referenced in the subject line.

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

You may also e-mail your comments and suggestions to
FLMedicaidWaivers@ahca.myflorida.com

Managed Medical Assistance Snapshot [400KB PDF]
Managed Medical Assistance Program FAQ [712KB PDF]