Impacts of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care on Children

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Friday, April 4, 2014 or
Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is hosting a training of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem, parents and legal guardians.

Join us on Friday, April 4 or Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at our offices on Thomasville Road for the Impacts of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care on Children.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is currently implementing a new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program that includes major changes to how Medicaid-eligible children receive health care. Under the new program, nearly all Medicaid-eligible children will be required to choose a managed care plan to provide all of their health care services.

If families or legal guardians do not choose a managed care plan for their child, the state will automatically assign one. It is therefore critical that families and guardians have adequate information and assistance to help them choose the best managed care plan for their child.

The training will be presented by Amy Guinan of Florida Legal Services. Participants will learn about

  • what impacts the SMMC changes will have for children on Medicaid and/or in foster care;
  • the managed care plans available to children in AHCA Region II;
  • the process and timeline parents or guardians must follow in Region II when choosing a managed care plan for their child;
  • strategies advocates can use to assist parents or guardians in choosing the best managed care plan for their child; and
  • alternative plans and special considerations for children with special health care needs.

Participants may receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours quickly and easily using our eForm.

The training is free. You can download the event flyer and register with the event contact below.

We hope to see you there!

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First Published March 27, 2014