Medicaid in Florida comes in many varieties. Our focus is on the Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program and some of the Medicaid Waiver Programs based on institutional policy. The Institutional Care Program (ICP Program) assists individuals in Florida nursing homes. This program can help fill the gap between the resident’s monthly income and the cost for the nursing home, which can easily exceed $8000.
The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care for Long Term Care Program (SMMC-LTC) is a Waiver program providing long term care services for individuals outside of a nursing home. These individuals may be in an assisted living facility or living independently at home or with a family member. The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance (SMMC-MMA) provides healthcare services (not long term care services) through a Managed Care Organization.
We can help you determine whether any of the various Florida Medicaid programs can help you or a loved one with out-of-control medical or long term care expenses. Many of our families are surprised that Medicaid is an option for them and we are here to help you navigate through these confusing systems.