Earlier this week, AHCA selected five health plans to provide coverage to seniors who need long term care under the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program. The announcement came after a bidding process that included HMOs and other types of managed-care plans competing in the state's 11 regions. AHCA states that it expects to begin using the new long term care system in August in the Orlando area and then will gradually expand to other parts of Florida.
American Eldercare was selected in all 11 regions and Sunshine State Health Plan was selected to serve 10 regions. United HealthCare of Florida was selected for nine regions, while Coventry Health Care of Florida was chosen for four and Amerigroup Florida was picked for two. HMOs not selected for contracts included Humana and WellCare.
FHCA has posted information for members in its online Medicaid Managed Care Resource Center, including AHCA's news release on this issue, the selected plans by region and the detailed Recommended Contract Award documents by region.