Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot

Welcome to the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (the Agency’s) Medicaid Reform Pilot website.  Florida's Medicaid Reform Pilot is a comprehensive demonstration operated under an 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver

On October 19, 2005, Florida's 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver named “Medicaid Reform” was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Federal CMS) for the period July 1, 2006 until June 30, 2011. The program was initially implemented in Broward and Duval Counties on July 1, 2006 and expanded to Baker, Clay and Nassau Counties on July 1, 2007.  A three-year waiver extension was granted by Federal CMS on December 15, 2011 to continue program operations for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

On June 14, 2013, Federal CMS approved an amendment to the waiver to implement the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program.  The previously named waiver “Medicaid Reform” was renamed to “Managed Medical Assistance.”  The amendment approval documents can be viewed on the MMA Federal Authorities Page.

The existing Medicaid Reform program will be phased out as the MMA program is implemented in each region of the state no later than October 1, 2014, and as approved by Federal CMS.  The state authority to operate the Medicaid Reform program is located in section (s.) 409.91211, F.S., and will sunset October 1, 2014.

If you have questions about the Medicaid Reform Pilot, please contact:

Linda Macdonald
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #20
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Program Overview and Key Components