Florida Minimum Wage Mandate Concerns Home Care Providers as Reimbursement May Be Delayed Until 2023 or Longer
HCAOA and home care providers have expressed concern about the upcoming mandated $15-per-hour minimum wage for Medicaid workers that goes into effect on October 1, 2022.
Funding from Florida lawmakers is slated to go out to managed care programs within the next two weeks, but home- and community-based providers who contract with the programs may not receive the money for the salary increases until 2023, if at all. More than 100 Medicaid providers have yet to successfully secure an increase in reimbursement rates in accordance with the 2022-2023 state budget, according to the Home Care Association of Florida.
HCAOA has been extensively engaging with AHCA on this issue and have provided comments in a letter to the Agency which you can view here.
More information can be found through this news article by Florida Politics.
The Home Care Association of Florida is compiling information to share with the Agency Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Governor's office, and the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) health plans through a survey and comments, which will be compiled to maintain confidentiality of respondents. To participate in the survey, click here.