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Agency Urges Physicians to Submit their Attestation for Primary Care Rate Increase

Agency Urges Physicians to Submit their Attestation for Primary Care Rate Increase

~Providers have until the end of May to attest back to 01/01/2013~

The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) is encouraging eligible physicians to submit their attestation to the Agency by May 31 in order to receive the primary care rate increase.  The Agency will begin reprocessing claims in June with dates of service from 01/01/2013 to the present for those providers who have attested.

For faster processing, providers are encouraged to utilize the electronic attestation form. For providers without access to the secure Web Portal, a paper attestation form is available on the public Web Portal,, by selecting Enrollment > Enrollment Forms >Certification and Attestation for Primary Care Rate Increase.

“It is very important that providers get these forms in as soon as possible to start receiving payments in June,” said Justin Senior, Medicaid Director.  “We want to make this process as seamless as possible.”

Once a physician submits the attestation online their provider file will be immediately updated and any claims that process after that time will receive the enhanced rate.  Providers should visit the Agency’s website to access an Instructional Guide for completing the attestation form.

Click Here for more information about the Affordable Care Act Primary Care Rate increase.

The Agency for Health Care Administration is committed to better health care for all Floridians. The Agency administers Florida’s Medicaid program, licenses and regulates more than 45,000 health care facilities and 37 health maintenance organizations, and publishes health care data and statistics at

Invitation to attend the Florida Department of Health’s Surgeon General Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the Florida Department of Health’s Surgeon General Symposium – Florida’s System of Cancer Care, to be held Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Betty Easley Conference Center located at 4075 Esplanade Way in Tallahassee.


The Florida Department of Health works each day to protect the health and safety of all Floridians and visitors. Our vision is to be the healthiest state in the nation. As such, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong is hosting symposiums across the state to inspire community-level conversation, incorporating the perspectives of a variety of individuals to discuss how we can work together to protect, promote and improve the health of Floridians.


During this two-part symposium, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong and a panel of distinguished guests will convene to explore the topic of creating a System of Cancer Care in Florida. Statewide collaboration among our academic and community cancer programs is vital for better outcomes for patients with cancer.


Part 1

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Panel discussion, Question and answer session


Part 2

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Breakout sessions, participants will work together to determine how the areas of research, treatment and prevention will play a role in the state’s System of Cancer Care.


Overall Question

How can the state and private industry create a collaborative system of cancer care that makes Florida a destination for care, research and prevention?


Who should attend:

Health care professionals, community leaders, legislators, members of the media and the general public are invited.
Betty Easley Conference Center

4075 Esplanade Way

Tallahassee, Florida 32399


April 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Please complete the following registration, located at Once your registration is received by our team, you will receive an email confirmation and additional information regarding the symposium. We encourage you to register early, as seating is limited. Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending.Registration will close at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.


If you have previously registered for the System of Cancer Care Symposium, please do so again using the link above. We apologize for any inconvenience.


You are welcome to contact Denishia Sword at with any questions. We look forward to your attendance at this important event.

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program

Statement from Medicaid Director Justin Senior inviting Providers to Provide Input about SMMC Managed Medical Assistance Bidders


“The Agency believes it is important to hear from providers who have worked with the plans with which we may contract. As such, in addition to the proposals submitted by the plans, the Agency will take into consideration comments from Medicaid providers as part of the overall evaluation of each plan. We welcome providers to submit written comments via the online tool.”


The Agency published Invitations to Negotiate in December 2012 asking health plans to submit proposals for providing medical services.


As published in the March 25, 2013 Florida Administrative Register (FAR), providers may submit comments to the Agency through an online survey tool published on the SMMC website at


Comments shall be submitted to the Agency by April 17, 2013, at 5:00 PM, EDT. The Agency will consider each distinct comment only once. Additionally, the Agency will only consider comments submitted by enrolled Medicaid providers within the same region as the specifically identified plan participating in the procurement.