IPC Florida Members: Help Stop MCO Restrictions!

Oct 25, 2016

Your Input is Critical! AHCA Requests Public Input for New Florida Medicaid Managed Care Contracts.  Don’t Miss This Chance to Push for Open Networks!

IPC knows the frustration our Florida members have with several Florida Medicaid managed care plans (Humana and Silverstone) keeping you out of their MCO pharmacy networks and denying these Medicaid patients the freedom to choose your pharmacy.  We now have the opportunity to make the case to end this restriction since Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is starting the process to adopt a new five year Medicaid managed care contract with MCO insurers. 

IPC needs your help gathering patient stories regarding recent restrictive pharmacy networks! It is key that we collect this information for AHCA officials to get the agency to give Florida Medicaid patients pharmacy choice freedom. Show how you provide quality services and patient outcomes (5 Star Ratings, certifications, qualifications, patient-focused services).  We have enclosed a “patient survey template”; please print out and ask your patients to complete. The more personal stories we gather the better!

Reach out to your affected patients to complete a Patient Network Survey. Submit all forms to GovernmentRelations@ipcrx.com AND email your Florida State Senator today!

You can also attend or call into AHCA Meetings:

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Agency for Health Care Administration - 6800 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614
Call 1-888-419-5570 Participant Code: 498 282 50

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Agency for Health Care Administration - 8333 NW 53rd St, Suite 200, Doral, FL 33166
Call 1-888-419-5570 Participant Code: 474 080 47

Getting the right to serve all Florida Medicaid patients can happen. Fight to get this change now!

Deadline for comments: November 10, 2016.  Florida AHCA needs to receive formal comments from EVERY IPC store!

For information about the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/SMMC

Questions or Concerns?
Contact IPC’s Government Relations Team at: GovernmentRelations@ipcrx.com.