Breaking News: Changes to Florida's Medicaid Program
8:50 a.m. - 9 a.m. EDT
Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Rebecca C. Morgan, Program Chair
9 - 10 a.m. EDT
Medicaid Reform (Florida's New Medicaid Managed Care)
In 2011, the Florida legislature created Chapter 409, Part IV, Florida Statutes, which expanded mandatory enrollment into Medicaid managed care statewide and expanded mandatory enrolled populations to include virtually all Medicaid beneficiaries except for the developmentally disabled. The legislation also directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to apply for and implement state plan amendments and waivers of applicable federal law and regulations necessary to implement the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Florida's application for a concurrent Section 1915(b)(c) Medicaid wavier in February 2013. This session will cover the Medicaid Act requirements that are waived and those that are not waived in addition to due process and disability rights laws that apply to implementation of managed care in Florida.
10 - 11 a.m. EDT
Practice Implications of Medicaid Reform
G. Mark Shalloway
With Florida Medicaid implementing statewide changes to its long-term care program by adopting a managed care Medicaid model, advocates, particularly lawyers, will be presented with practical applications to implement the preparation and application for Medicaid ad well as ongoing advocacy issues and strategies post eligibility.
11 - 11:45 a.m. EDT
No Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion in Florida? What it Means to Your Clients and Your Practice
Mary Alice Jackson
This session will discuss comparing private medical coverage to Medicaid coverage and benefits; understanding health insurance exchanges and other key issues needed to engage in effective planning.
11:45 a.m. - Noon EDT
Questions and Wrap-Up
G. Mark Shalloway and Rebecca Bell