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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 ]

DeSantis Administration announces $502.7 million dollars in HCBS enhanced funding for approved applicants

| Apr 26, 2022 | Florida

Last Tuesday, the Agency for Health Care Administration and Agency for Persons with Disabilities announced the approval of up to $502.7 million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funding to be distributed to eligible providers. “From the beginning of his administration, Governor DeSantis has led the charge amongst the nation’s...[ Read More ]

Agency for Health Care Administration furthers Governor DeSantis’ Goal of prioritizing seniors first in nursing homes

| Apr 8, 2022 | Florida

On Thursday, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announced that it will move forward with the adoption of proposed rule 59A-4.1081 which formally establishes the requirements of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Training Program as directed in HB 485, passed during the 2021 Legislative Session. This announcement comes after...[ Read More ]

FPI budget analysis highlights wins and setbacks in Florida health care

| Mar 10, 2022 | Florida

Unfinished budget negotiations in the legislature are pushing session past its scheduled adjournment on Friday, due to a mandatory 72-hour “cooling off” period before policy makers can vote on the proposed appropriations bills.  Last week, the Florida Policy Institute (FPI) published a 56-page analysis on the House and Senate proposed...[ Read More ]