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State announces Medicaid managed care bid date

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The Agency for Health Care Administration said Thursday it will post material for the next bidding for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program “on or around July 14.” That’s when the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the re-procurement will go live on the Florida Department of Management Services’ Vendor Bid System website. Companies who put in a proposal will be subject to a 72-hour blackout period, in which they can’t contact “any employee or officer of the executive or…

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Rick Scott signs controversial dental carve out bill

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A contentious dental bill received a tepid OK from Gov. Rick Scott this week. Scott announced Wednesday he signed a bill (HB 819) that removes dental services from the list of minimum benefits under the state’s Medicaid managed care plans. It also calls on the Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability to study how effective managed care plans are at providing dental care. Unless lawmakers act to put dental care back on the list of requires services, the…

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Liz Dudek gets greenlight from Senate committee to continue as AHCA secretary

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She fielded questions from the Low Income Pool to statewide Medicaid Managed Care but it was clear from the get-go that members of the Senate Health Policy Committee held Elizabeth “Liz” Dudek in high regard and her confirmation to lead the state Agency for Health Care Administration would be approved. Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Dudek on Jan. 29, 2015. She is a rarity in Tallahassee: She was an agency secretary under Gov. Charlie Crist as well as Gov. Scott. While she had…

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