The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program.
The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency selected five companies to provide specialty plans, including specialty plans focused on HIV/AIDS, child welfare and foster care, severe and persistent mental illness, and adults with chronic conditions.
A listing of the plans selected for each region and relevant information about the procurement can be found via the Department of Management Services’ Vendor Bid System at MyFlorida.
“I believe our evaluation and negotiation teams did an excellent job in selecting nationally accredited, top caliber plans that will be able to meet the needs of Florida’s Medicaid population. The Agency has confidence these plans will be able to provide high quality care through robust networks, a variety of extra benefits, and increased flexibility in meeting the unique health care needs of each recipient they serve,” said Secretary Liz Dudek.
Some facts of note regarding the selected plans:
- The Agency selected eight Florida-based plans: Better Health, LLC; First Coast Advantage, LLC; Integral Health Plan, Inc. d/b/a Integral Quality Care; Preferred Medical Plan, Inc.; Prestige Health Choice; Wellcare of Florida, Inc. d/b/a Staywell Health Plan of Florida; Freedom Health, Inc.; and Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. d/b/a Clear Health Alliance HIV/AIDS Specialty Plan.
- Five different companies were selected to provide specialty plans that will serve populations with a distinct diagnosis or chronic condition; these plans are tailored to meet the specific needs of the specialty population.
Recipients who qualify to enroll in a Managed Medical Assistance plan will receive information at least 90 days ahead of when any change will take effect. Implementation is anticipated to begin in mid-2014. Additional information about the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program and the opportunity to sign up to receive email updates about can be found on the SMMC website at AHCA MyFlorida.