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Attention: Waiver Support Coordinators

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is continuing to assess the needs of iBudget and CDC+ consumers.

Please take a moment to complete the survey listed below. This survey was created to collect detailed information about specific issues, concerns, or complaints that you or your consumer may be having regarding their Medicaid Dental Plan.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCGJT2V

The survey will be available until Friday, September 13, 2019. If WSCs or providers have questions or complaints related to the Medicaid dental plan, the following contacts are available for assistance:

DentaQuest: 1-888-468-5509, TDD: 1-800-466-7566, Website: http://dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/florida/

Liberty: 1-833-276-0850, TDD: 1-877-855-8039, Website: http://www.libertydentalplan.com/FLMedicaid

MCNA: 1-855-699-6262, TDD: 1-800-955-8771, Website: http://www.mcnafl.net

If WSCs, clients, and families continue to have issues after speaking with the Medicaid dental plan, they may utilize AHCA’s Medicaid Helpline. The Medicaid Helpline is available both online and by phone: 1-877-254-1055 https://www.flmedicaidmanagedcare.com/complaint/#/

In Case You Missed it!

Catching up on the APD iConnect System:

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities conducted a provider webinar on July 25, 2019 to discuss the iConnect system. The webinar was recorded and anyone interested in viewing the presentation will need to register at the link below:

APD Provider iConnect Webinar 7/25/2019

Individuals who register for the webinar will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to open the presentation.  For additional information and to download a PowerPoint for the webinar, please visit the APD website at: iConnect E-Learning Library .  The PowerPoint file and answers to a Q&A session are located under the “Providers” section of the library.

 

Disability Rights Florida shares results of Public Records request from the Medicaid iBudget Redesign

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The Florida Legislature mandated that the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), in conjunction with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), develop a plan to redesign the Medicaid iBudget Waiver Program after it had continued to operate at a deficit during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Following concerns via the public regarding the redesign shared at the APD Public Input Meeting held on July 17, 2019, Disability Rights Florida sought to get more detailed information from APD regarding the redesign efforts with AHCA.

On August 28, 2019, Disability Rights Florida has received a number of documents in response to a Public Records request filed with APD regarding the iBudget Redesign. These documents contain preliminary drafts of the materials and Final Report that is due to the Legislature on September 30, 2019.

To view the documents obtained in the Public Records request, please visit this link: Preliminary Medicaid iBudget Redesign Documents Obtained from Agency for Persons with Disabilities