Florida’s Proposed Medicaid Long-Term Care Changes Raise Host of Questions About Impact

Florida’s 2011 Managed Care Legislation, HB 7107, established “Medicaid Managed Care,” a new statewide managed care program for all covered services. Two separate components are anticipated for the new program: the Florida Long-Term Care Managed Care program, slated for implementation first, and the Florida Managed Medical Assistance program, an expansion of the Medicaid pilot program currently operating in five counties. This brief describes the Long-Term Care Managed Care program as it is outlined in the legislation and in Florida’s waiver submission to the federal government. Drawing on experience from other states, the brief also examines how various aspects of the program may affect the state’s ability to achieve the program’s ambitious goals.


Joan Alker
Joan Alker is the Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families and a Research Professor at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy