Federal Authorities

Managed Medical Assistance

Request for 1115 Waiver / Medically Needy Component

During the 2011 legislative session, the Legislature considered several alternative approaches to the Medically Needy program.  In the bills (House Bills 7107 and 7109) that were enacted, the Legislature continued the Medically Needy program and directed the Agency to seek federal waiver authority to change the program to provide additional months of coverage, to implement a premium that would not exceed the share of cost and to provide care coordination and utilization management to achieve more cost-effective services.

Florida Medically Needy 1115 Waiver Application [4.71MB PDF]

Public Input

The Agency must allow a 30-day public notice and comment period regarding applications for a new demonstration project that the Agency plans to submit to Federal CMS for review and consideration. The Agency will consider the public comments while developing the application for the proposed 1115 Research and Demonstration waiver for Florida’s Medically Needy program. To view a comprehensive description of the proposed 1115 Research and Demonstration for Florida’s Medically Needy program please click the following link to the public notice document. [625KB PDF]

Public Workshops

The public workshop locations and times are as follows:

Location Address Date Time Agenda and Presentation
Westin Ft. Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Phone:  (954) 772-1331
Fax:  (954) 772-6867
October 19, 2012  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm FAR Notice [77KB PDF]
Agenda [45KB PDF]
Presentation [109KB PDF]
Video of Meeting
Medical Care Advisory Committee Meeting
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Building 3, Conference Room A
Tallahassee, FL 32308
October 23, 2012
Call-In Information (Listen Only): 1-888-670-3525.
When prompted, enter the participant pass code: 4265177105
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm FAR Notice [77KB PDF]
Agenda [45KB PDF]
Presentation [109KB 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 Robin Ingram at (850) 412-4017 or by email at Robin.Ingram@ahca.myflorida.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Submit Comments

Request(s) for Amendment of the 1115 MEDS AD Waiver