The Medicaid Workgroup held a conference call on Tuesday, October 30, in which Workgroup members were updated on progress that has been made since the Workgroup’s previous meeting at the Policy Conference in September. 

At the Policy Conference, the Workgroup recommended a draft policy statement regarding the development of an alternative to the existing state-county Medicaid cost share relationship, which was ultimately approved by the standing Health & Human Services Committee. 

Since then, staff has been working with individuals from AHCA and the Governor’s office, as well as legislative committee staff members , to discuss potential policy changes and further develop proposals for the upcoming legislative session. 

The Medicaid Workgroup will hold its second in-person meeting on November 28 at the Legislative Conference in Sarasota, and commissioners and staff are encouraged to attend and provide input on this important and continuously evolving issue.  

For more information or questions please contact FAC Health & Human Services Advocate Susan Harbin.