Last week I introduced iBudget and gave you a little information about what it is. As iBudget is the new way APD is managing the Medicaid Waiver, it’s important to know where it has been implemented, when the next wave is, and when it will be fully implemented throughout the state.
The first three waves of iBudget have already been rolled out. As of October 1, 2012 customers in areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 13, 14, and 15 have already begun the transition to iBudget. If you are not familiar with APD’s areas (soon to be regions), the corresponding counties for the above mentioned areas are:
Areas 1 and 2 – Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties
Areas 3, 4, and 12 – Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, and Volusia counties
Areas 7, 13, 14, and 15 – Brevard, Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Sumter counties
The next wave will begin January 1, 2013 and will include areas 8 and 23:
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.
Wave five will begin on April 1, 2013 and will include areas 9 and 10:
Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The final wave will include area 11 (Dade and Monroe Counties) and all consumers on CDC+, and will begin on July 1, 2013.
By July 2013 APD will have all customers currently on the waiver using the new iBudget system.