Federal government renews Medicaid managed care in Florida for three years

August 04, 2014

The federal government has granted a three-year extension to the Medicaid Managed Care Program in Florida, which requires that almost all Florida Medicaid beneficiaries enroll in managed-care plans. The initial shift towards a statewide managed-care system in Medicaid was approved by lawmakers in 2011 and as of this month, nearly 3 million people are set to be enrolled in the program. This decision also includes financial relief for hospitals that depend on a "Low Income Pool" program to pay for treatment of poor uninsured patients.