Federal Authorities

Managed Medical Assistance

June 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-002064) as a result of changes in the law passed during the 2016 Legislative session. The State was directed to seek federal approval to pay for flexible services for persons with severe mental illness or substance use disorders, including, but not limited to, temporary housing assistance. Payments may be made as enhanced capitation rates or incentive payments to managed care plans that meet the requirements of section 409.968(4), Florida Statutes.

The State is submitting this amendment to implement a pilot program for housing assistance in region 5 and 7 of the State. The Pilot program would provide additional behavioral health services and supportive housing assistance services for persons aged 21 an older with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD) or SMI with co-occurring SUD, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to their disability.

Public Notice and Public Comment: June 22, 2016 - July 22, 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 June 22, 2016 through July 22, 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


Mary Grizzle Building,
11351 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Fl. 33778

Conference Line: 1 877 299.4502
Participant Code: 985 653 67#

July 5, 2016

2:00pm – 3:00pm

FAR Notice [87KB PDF]
Presentation [520KB PDF]


Agency for Health Care Administration, 
400 W Robinson St, Suite S309
Conference Room S309
Orlando, FL 32801

Conference Line: 1 877 809 7263
Participant Code: 835 393 65#

July 6, 2016

10:30am – 11:30am

FAR Notice [87KB PDF]
Presentation [520KB 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 will be held June 22, 2016 through July 22, 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

Managed Medical Assistance Snapshot [400KB PDF]