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APD case action that led to a request for hearing.
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PCA services for children with developmental disabilities are restored. Advocacy Center settles lawsuit with AHCA.

The State agreed to identify any person whose personal care assistant (PCA) services KePRO had reduced in the last twelve months, (through June 7, 2009) and to reinstate each person�s PCA services to the former level. The State further agreed to notify each individual that their hours were being reinstated and that their cases would be re-reviewed by KePRO (or any successor peer review organization). These notices will tell each recipient that if they believe their hours have not been reinstated, they can contact a specific person at AHCA.

If you receive notification of a reduction or termination of
personal care services from KePRO, please contact the
Advocacy Center for persons with disabilities, Inc.
850-488-9071 Toll Free: (800) 342-0823 TDD: (800) 346-4127

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Announcing The Posting of 1115
Medicaid Waiver Extension Request


On June 30, 2010, the Agency submitted the 3-year waiver extension request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as specified in SB 1484. The waiver extension request can be viewed at:

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March with APD to Recognize the ADA

July 26 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States. In Florida, the public is invited to join the March for Opportunity in Tallahassee on Monday, July 26, to show their support for the ADA. Marchers should gather in the morning about 10 a.m. at Park Avenue and Monroe Street, with the walk beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. Marchers will proceed down Monroe Street to the Capitol
Courtyard. A celebratory ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Capitol
Courtyard with remarks from disability advocates and dignitaries.
The event is free and open to the public.

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AHCA pilot project will verify that home health
services are delivered to Medicaid recipients.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) today announced the launch of the Telephonic Home Health Service Delivery Monitoring and Verification (DMV) pilot project in Miami-Dade County. This project will allow the Florida Medicaid program to verify that home health services were actually delivered to the Medicaid recipient.

�Reducing fraud is an important priority for our Medicaid program,� said Agency Secretary Thomas W. Arnold. �I am pleased that this project is underway, giving us one more tool to ensure that taxpayers� dollars are spent only on services actually provided to recipients.�

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