I am elder law attorney, but more importantly, I am an advocate for the elderly.

As we all know, the Medicaid waiver request seeks to expand the pilot project to include Florida’s seniors under a long term care managed care model. Within this model, the managed care organizations will be paid a capitated rate to cover any and all health care needs of these seniors. I am here to tell you that Florida has failed to do its homework. It is NOT ready to enroll this population into long term care managed care plan for (3) main reasons summed up as No Data. Wrong Data. And, Bad Data.

It is most important that people write to CMS directly (they are the ones that will approve or disapprove the plan that AHCA is suggesting be put into place – which are mandates from the FL legislature:

CMS: cynthia.mann@cms.hhs.gov
AHCA: FLMedicaidManagedCare@ahca.myflorida.com

Richard Jensen, Director
Division of State Demonstrations and Waivers Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicaid and State Operations
7500 Security Blvd., Mail Stop S2-01-16
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program Office of the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #8
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

To learn more about Florida Elder Law, Medicaid Laws,  and issues affecting seniors, please contact the Law Offices of Laurie Ohall.