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SMMC LTC Program Waitlist Release

Waitlist Release

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) works with the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to manage the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Long-Term Care (LTC) wait list.  Each month DOEA releases individuals from the wait list based on their score and frailty-based levels, in accordance with available enrollments as determined by the Agency for Health Care Administration.  Release from the wait list is not based on how long a person’s name is on the wait list.  When enrollment becomes available, the ADRC will contact persons on the wait list and begin the enrollment process.

Persons who are not on Medicaid at the time they are released from the wait list must complete all required actions and provide all required documents to Department of Children and Families (DCF) for financial eligibility to be determined and to the DOEA for medical determination of eligibility before enrollment in the LTC program can happen.

Priority Scores and Ranks

Priority score and rank are used to make sure the most fragile Floridians are offered Long-term Care (LTC) Program enrollment when it becomes available.  The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care Waiver Program Prioritization and Enrollment Coverage Rule includes information about prioritization and the waitlist process.

Priority scores are grouped into frailty-based levels or categories (referred to as “ranks”) as follows:
  • Rank 1: 0-15
  • Rank 2: 16-29
  • Rank 3: 30-39
  • Rank 4: 40-45
  • Rank 5: Greater than or equal to 46
  • Rank 6: Aging Out Referral
  • Rank 7: Imminent Risk
  • Rank 8: Adult Protective Services High Risk Referral.

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