This bill will be voted on April 15.  Act now!

Support Coordinators will no longer be employed eff 1-1-13 under this bill that gets voted on tomorrow or next day.  Case management would instead be provided by the HMO or PSN and therefore independent support coordination would be eliminated.   All Medicaid recipients are enrolled in managed care unless explicitly exempt.  Your families should be aware of what is being voted on now.  I just read the bill (attached) w/o amendments. 

Phase in for DD begins on Jan1, 2013 with complete contracting with providers by  Oct 1, 2015.  Our new area will be managed care area 4 > The Central Florida Region: Includes counties:  Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter.  Page 16 of bill discusses DD program.

If you like HMOs, you may like this change.  If not, call or write your representative / senator immediately.  The change is expected to save between 8-15% $.  This savings will not go to reduce state budget deficits but instead to pay the new HMO provider.  So no savings and program quality decreases.   

Fino from FL Home Health, has organized a protest using signs for Thursday 9am 4-15-10 against this bill HB 7223 in front of Rep Cannon’s local office 1992 Mizell Ave Winter Park, FL 32792

Rep Cannon is chairman of Select Policy Council on Strategic a. Economic Planning where this bill got moving.  Amendments were still being filed by the committee as late as this afternoon.   

George J Andrew, MPA
Waiver Support Coordinator
(407) 246 1874 office / fax
website: www.GoGeorgeAndrew.com or www.GeorgeAndrew.com

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