Opportunity Report: Health Coverage Plan Offers Better Health and Economic Outcomes for Miami-Dade County

Despite the gains made in the years since the passage of the A ordable Care Act, Miami- Dade County continues to rank near the bottom, statewide, across several major indicators of health. e snapshot captured in the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report point to growing public health concerns across South Florida. Meanwhile, absent […]

Long Term Care Medicaid Waiver Contracts

Click here to view the American Elder Care Contract.  This is the contract between American Elder Care and the Agency for Health Care Administration for Long Term Care Waiver Services for every region in Florida. Click here to view the AmeriGroup Contract for services in Regions 10 and 11. Click here to view the Coventry […]

The Pacific Health Group Report: Medicaid Managed Care Study

Click here to read the Pacific Health Group Medicaid Managed Care Study. Commissioned by the Florida House in 2010, this report is the basis for the Managed Care Waiver we now have in Florida.

Georgetown Report on Florida’s Long Term Care Medicaid Waiver

Click here to access Georgetown University’s January 2012 report on Florida’s Proposed Medicaid Long-Term Care changes.

CMS response to Florida CHAIN letter expressing concerns regarding waiver

Click to read CMS’s April 3, 2012 response to Florida CHAIN’s letter expressing concerns regarding Florida’s 1915(b) and (c) waivers that, if approved, would create the Florida Long Term Care Managed Care Program.

Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Would Prove Costly to Businesses

Many of the businesses that anchor the state’s service-based, tourist-dependent economy would be placed at a significant competitive disadvantage if Florida rejects Medicaid expansion. These include, for example, Florida’s retail, restaurant and hotel chains. If Florida expands Medicaid, employers pay no penalty for low-wage workers who enroll in Medicaid. As a result, a large employer […]

Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Not an Option for Florida

Rejecting Medicaid expansion would have far-reaching and long-lasting adverse effects on Floridians and Florida’s economy. Click to read the considerations that should factor into the Governor’s and Legislature’s decision-making process.

Florida Employers Will Benefit Immensely From Medicaid Expansion

Affordable Care Act opponents have expressed a desire to forego the opportunity to expand Medicaid, ostensibly out of concern for the perceived burden on the state budget and, by extension, on Florida businesses.  In reality, however, Florida’s participation in Medicaid expansion would provide a significant and disproportionate benefit to employers in Florida’s service industry-dominated economy. […]

Suspicions Confirmed: Access to Care Plummeted in Medicaid Reform Experiment,Often to Dangerously Low Levels

In the absence of patient encounter data for analysis, this report examines access to primary care in the Reform Pilot counties using alternative sources of available data. Although the data analyzed was not originally intended to answer questions about access to care, it ultimately served that purpose effectively. In short, the primary care utilization statistics derived for this report corroborate the mounting anecdotal reports of problems with access in Reform.

Proposed changes to Medicaid Reform pilot from federal CMS and what it means for new experiment

Click for the downloadable version: Summary of Federal CMS’ Proposed Changes to the Medicaid Reform Waiver and Implications for Florida’s New Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Experiment July 28, 2011-  In June 2010, the State of Florida submitted a request to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an extension of the 5-year “Medicaid Reform” […]