Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) – Long-term Care Program
In 2011, the Florida Legislature created a new program called the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program.
There are two different programs that make up the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care:
- The Long-term Care (LTC) Managed Care Program
- The Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Program
Medicaid recipients who qualify and become enrolled in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Long-term Care program will receive long-term care services from a long-term care managed care plan. Medicaid recipients who qualify and become enrolled in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Managed Medical Assistance program will receive all health care services other than long-term care from a managed care plan.
What does the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program do?
Medicaid recipients will receive their long-term care services from a managed care plan. These managed care plans will cover long-term care services only and do not cover medications, doctor’s visits or other healthcare related services.
All long-term care managed care plans offer the following services:
- Adult Companion
- Adult Day Care (Adult Day Health Care)
- Assistive Care Services
- Assisted Living Facility Services
- Attendant Care
- Behavior Management
- Caregiver Training
- Case Management
- Home Accessibility Adaptation
- Home Delivered Meals
- Intermittent and Skilled Nursing
- Medical Equipment & Supplies
- Medication Administration
- Medication Management
- Nursing Facility Care
- Nutritional Assessment and Risk Reduction
- Occupational Therapy
- Personal Care
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Respite Care
- Speech Therapy
The state will send Medicaid recipients a letter notifying them as to whether or not they are required to enroll in Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Long-term Care program and provide a list of plans for their specific region.
If you have specific questions regarding your Medicaid eligibility, the experienced elder law attorneys of Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A. are here to assist you. Call us at (941)906-1231 to set up a consultation.