Florida Medicaid Changes
What You Need to Know About The Changes Coming To Medicaid
In an effort to keep our patients informed, and ensure that there is no lapse in your child’s treatment we would like to take this opportunity to review changes for some patients who receive care through the Florida Medicaid Program.
Effective August 1, 2014, a new system will be implemented that will require patients who reside in Orange, Osceola or Seminole county among other counties to choose a new plan. This program is comprised of several different types of managed care plans. Medicaid patients who qualify should have received a letter within the last 60 days with information about the plans available in your region and instructions on how to enroll.
Once you have enrolled your child in one of the participating plans, you will have up to 90 days to decide whether the plan chosen is the right plan for your child. Taking careful consideration in the plan that you choose for your child is important as the insurance company will not allow for changes after 90 days. The patient will have to wait to the next open enrollment period to make changes, which would be the following year.
If you do not choose a plan by July 31, Medicaid will assign one to you. You will still have the 90 day grace period to change plans, but we strongly encourage you to be proactive in selecting a suitable plan for your child’s wellbeing
If you reside in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole county and would like to ensure that your child can continue to be seen by us at Florida Child Neurology you will need to choose a plan that is currently accepted by our practice. Currently we accept Prestige, Sunshine, United Health, and Staywell. We would recommend checking with any other medical providers, including your child’s pediatrician, to make sure you choose the plan that best fits your child’s needs.
For more information or to enroll your child today, please call1-877-711-3662 or visit www.flmedicaidmanagedcare.com. Choice counselors are available to assist you in choosing the plan that is best for your child.