ADP and AHCA Secure $502.7 Million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Funds

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This week the Agency for people with disabilities (ODA) and Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announced the recent approval of $502.7 million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funding to be distributed to suppliers.

“ODA appreciates Governors DeSantis‘ongoing support for our vital service providers,’ said ODA Director Barbara Palmer. “We are delighted that our providers have access to FMAP funding, strengthening home and community care. The foundation of this funding plan builds on APD’s commitment to ensuring vulnerable Floridians have the resources they need to thrive in their communities. These funds will make a huge difference in attracting qualified candidates to serve our vulnerable clients.

“Since the beginning of his administration, Governor DeSantis has led the charge among governors across the country in prioritizing the elderly and most vulnerable in Florida,” said the Agency for Secretary of Health Care Administration Simone Marstiller. “The Agency is pleased to award this increased funding to home and community service providers in Florida who are working hard to deal with record increases in operational costs and challenges recruiting and retaining staff. »

With the recent approval of Florida’s FMAP proposal, funds will be distributed to improve, expand and strengthen Home and community services (HCBS) for Floridians with disabilities and to support healthcare workers through the Medicaid program.

An award letter from the Agency for Healthcare Administration will be sent to each provider who has applied, advising them of the amount awarded. AHCA will first prioritize payments to eligible iBudget Florida vendors and then work in partnership with Long Term Managed Care Plans to make payments to eligible providers under the Long Term Care Managed Care Program. A contract must be signed by each supplier before funds can be released. These funds must be distributed by June 30, 2023.

Additionally, AHCA will have an additional claim period for a one-time retention payment for HCBS providers utilizing 1,099 contract workers who provide services through the AHCA’s Home and Community Services (HCBS) programs. agency. Eligible suppliers will have 30 days to complete the funding application. Suppliers must apply by May 20, 2022.

You can find more information about the application process and a list of eligible provider types here. The application process for eligible suppliers is to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

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