Here is an e-mail I received yesterday regarding Florida’s Legislative Activities regarding MedWaiver and APD budgets. 

 Subject: Legislative Update from Janice and Beth

Update from Janice Phillips and Beth Labasky. We just received word from the capital that there is a proposal to reduce all waiver provider rates by 5% for 0809. This includes Waiver Support Coordinators. Janice and Beth are working non-stop, meeting with members of both houses and attending hearings to monitor the many proposals for APD’s budget problems and the state’s financial crisis. There is still a great deal of negotiating taking place between the different branches of government. We wanted to get this word out to members as quickly as we became aware of this proposal that would significantly impact SC’s and providers statewide. 

Debbie Kahn

Advocates for Opportunity, Inc