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We also provide detailed information about each medicaid waiver provider listed including: services provided, areas covered, special skills, and experience. If you can't find a provider on our website, have your support coordinator or case worker call us at (727) 841-8943. We will call medicaid providers for you at NO COST. We will get back to you with a list of available medicaid providers in your area.
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Interviews With Agency For Persons With Disabilities (APD) Directors:
Interviews With Agency For Health Care Administration Directors:
Are you on the wait list? APD is doing the QSI needs assessments for people who are on the wait list. Make sure APD has your current phone number and address.Click through the slide show. Learn about the APD IBudget program. You can also click the link to see a copy of the Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Medicaid Waiver Coverage and limitations handbook.
Aaron Nangle Interviews Elizabeth Dudek, the Secretary of The Agency For Health Care Administration.
Get more information about Waiver Programs in all fifty states. This will help if you are moving to a different state by going to MedicaidWaiver.org
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Question: How Do I Get On The Medicaid Waiver?
Answer: You need to fill out the application for services. Florida's HCBS and FSL waiver programs are for people who have certain disabilities. These disabilities include: Mental Retardation, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi, and Autism. For More Information, you can call
1-866-APD-CARES or 1-866-273-2273
The Application For Services
Question: Can I choose anyone I want to be my provider?
Answer: To a large degree, you have choice of providers. However, the provider must serve the waiver you are on. The provider must also be certified to work in your area and for the services you choose. You can not choose a provider that is your legal guardian or parent.
Question: Can I get everything the waiver offers?
Answer: No, you need to work with you support coordinator and determine what services and products are "medically necessary".
- What Is The Medicaid Waiver?
- Florida has several medicaid waiver programs, each assists a specific group of people. Florida's waivers include: iBudget Florida; Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver (ADA); Assisted Living Waiver (ALW); Channeling Waiver; Consumer-Directed Care Plus Program (CDC+); Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project; and Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE)
- Florida's Home and Community Based Developmental Disabilities Waiver is now called iBudget Florida.
- iBudget Florida was designed to give APD customers more control and flexibility to choose services that are important to them.
- As of July 1, 2013, APD stopped using the tier system and instead uses iBudget Florida.
- There are over 20,000 persons with disabilities on Florida's Medicaid Waiver waiting list.
- In July 2013 about 750 people were added to the medicaid waiver program. This was the first time in many years that a significant number of people were added to the waiver. People waiting the longest did not get the waiver, instead people with the most need got on the waiver.
- About 30,000 persons with disabilities currently receive services from APD.
- If you have the medicaid waiver in another state, it does not transfer to Florida. You will be put on the waiting list
- Persons with the most need are placed on the waiver first. You can expect an 8-10 year wait to get the Medicaid Waiver in Florida.
- Most States have Medicaid Waiver programs. To learn about Waivers in other states, visit MedicaidWaiver.org .
ACHA Interview, Holly Benson talks about Medicaid, The Waiver, and Florida Health Care.