Florida has almost as many people waiting for services as it serves. You can expect to wait 7 or more years before getting waiver services in Florida. How many people are on the waiting list in Florida? There are about 25,000 people with developmental disabilities in Florida waiting for Medicaid waiver services.
Home and Community-Based Settings Rule. In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for home and community-based programs. The new rule contains requirements that ensure persons who receive Medicaid home and community-based services do so from providers who: Help them to be active in the community.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is the primary state agency administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s elders. This website provides information on our programs and services, and current initiatives.
LTC is a Medicaid waiver program, meaning that changes to the Medicaid state plan were requested by Florida through the additional submission of a Medicaid waiver application(s). Nursing home services, although also an entitlement program, are covered under LTC.