AHS Launches LTC Program in Florida

AHS is proud to have supported the State of Florida with launching the Long-Term Care (LTC) program that converted eligibles participating in long-term care to Medicaid managed care. We were aware of the vulnerability of the target population and conducted extensive field outreach and education to support the LTC consumers as they transitioned to the new program. Our efforts were tremendously successful in supporting the State with the transition.

“What began as an idea to achieve better health outcomes, create more patient choice and increase accountability to taxpayers resulted in reforms that now serve as a model for the nation. For the first time in our history, we will know exactly what we are getting for our health care investment, and our tough requirements for managed care plans mean the plans that spend wisely and improve patient health will succeed – the plans that don’t, won’t. I congratulate the Agency for Health Care Administration on its smooth rollout of these reforms, the most significant changes to this program since the 1960s.  I am proud of our work and look forward to continuing efforts to make Florida’s Medicaid program the most innovative in the nation.”

Representative Matt Hudson, Chair
House Healthcare Appropriations Committee

“The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program has completed the managed care implementation for all 67 counties. Amerigroup Florida is happy to report that our Medicaid enrollees have experienced a smooth transition and the implementation is a huge success. Through careful planning and collaboration, Medicaid enrollees received the care and support they needed that ensured continuity of care. This was facilitated by AHCA’s timely and frequent information to the managed care organizations, Medicaid enrollees, stakeholders and providers of care.”

Rosy Cozad, President and CEO
Amerigroup Florida