06 May Transforming Florida Medicaid
Tallahassee, Fla.—The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has been working diligently toward transforming Florida Medicaid since mid-2011 when the legislation that created the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program became law. The Agency, in partnership with the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), achieved a critical milestone today as Secretary Liz Dudek executed contracts with each of the seven health plans selected to provide services via the SMMC Long-term Care program.
“The signing of these contracts solidifies the commitment from each health plan to deliver high quality services to the approximately 85,000 elderly or disabled Floridians statewide who will be enrolled in the Long-term Care program,” said Agency Secretary Liz Dudek. “The Agency has been conducting targeted outreach to recipients, providers and stakeholders, and we look forward to beginning to provide long-term care services in this new way starting August 1 for those in the greater Orlando area and then working our way around the state.”