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Key takeaways from Florida’s SMMC reprocurement RFI

| Aug 3, 2022 | Florida

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) continues to prepare for the reprocurement process for its Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program this year. Enrollment in Florida Medicaid has continued to increase throughout the pandemic, with over 5.3 million beneficiaries as of June 2022.  In early June, 58 health care...[ Read More ]

FPI budget analysis critiques lack of Medicaid expansion, long term care waitlists

| Jul 20, 2022 | Florida

A new analysis from the Florida Policy Institute (FPI) breaks down the impact of the FY 2022-23 budget on the state’s Medicaid population, long term care, and various safety net programs. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the $110 billion budget in June 2022, an 8.3% increase from the FY 2021-2022 budget. ...[ Read More ]

AHCA reconvenes Medicaid advisory subcommittees for first time since onset of COVID

| Jun 30, 2022 | Florida

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which oversees the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program is currently in the process of kicking off 5 Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Subcommittees, each pertaining to a specific Medicaid subpopulation. This is the first time the committees will convene since the...[ Read More ]

Review finds AHCA fell short in behavioral health and women’s care in Florida

| Jun 17, 2022 | Florida

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which administers Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program, received several recommendations to improve care delivery for behavioral and women’s health, along with other services as part of its federally-required External Quality Review (EQR).     Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), an EQR...[ Read More ]

Afternoon Keynote: The future of Florida health care with Beth Kidder

| Jun 7, 2022 | Florida

To cap off our 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Health Management Associates Principal Beth Kidder shared remarks on the future of Florida health care and health policy. Kidder brings over 20 years of experience in managed care and organizational development and served as the Florida Deputy Secretary...[ Read More ]

Florida experts discuss plan to strengthen the safety net ahead of Medicaid redeterminations

| Jun 1, 2022 | Florida

Florida’s rising Medicaid enrollment is pushing stakeholders to collaborate and adapt in the face of two major changes. First, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is set to release its new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care procurement contract in September. All states must also prepare for the Medicaid eligibility redetermination...[ Read More ]