A House Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would create a pilot program to provide Medicaid managed-care services to people with developmental disabilities.
Rep. Wyman Duggan, R-Jacksonville, filed the proposal (HB 831) for consideration during the legislative session that will start March 7. It would create a managed-care pilot program in Miami-Dade County that would provide “comprehensive services” to Medicaid beneficiaries with developmental disabilities.
Participation would be voluntary, with the program designed for people who are on a waiting list for services through what is known as the state’s iBudget program.
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The number of participants would be determined in the state budget, and one managed-care plan would be selected to provide services.
Lawmakers in 2011 approved an overhaul of the Medicaid system that has led to most beneficiaries receiving services through managed-care plans. But services for people with disabilities have been provided through such things as the iBudget program.
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