Aug 8, 2009

APD's New Concept - iBudget Florida

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is exploring a new concept which would provide for more consumer direction relating to service selection and frequency. This new concept is based on each person having an individualized budget where they prioritize how they spend the money allocated to them; therefore we are calling it iBudget Florida.

APD has been tasked by the Florida Legislature to develop and implement a plan for the new system in which APD customers who are currently using the Medicaid waiver to pay for services would receive an annual budget based on a statistically valid methodology/algorithm. The agency is required to submit this plan for iBudget Florida to the Legislature in February 2010. In the meantime, APD will be holding forums and seeking input on this potential new way of handling and providing benefits.

APD wants to hear your thoughts on the iBudget Florida plan.

This website will contain information about the iBudget Florida plan as it is shaped.

You can sign up to receive emails when new information is posted to the website.

It will also be a way for you to give us your thoughts about the plan,

since you can send us your comments through this website.

You can also come to meetings about the plan

we will be having in different parts of the state.

Orlando, Florida Meeting
August 25
Area Office(s): 7, 12, 15
Northland Church
530 Dog Track Road
Longwood, Florida 32750
ADA Contact: Area 7 Office, (407) 245-0440

Pensacola, Florida Meeting
Area Office(s): 1
Pensacola, Florida 32514
ADA Contact: Area 1 Office, (850) 595-8351

Tallahassee, Florida Meeting
September 02
Area Office(s): 2
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Workforce Development Building, Grand Banquet Hall
Tallahassee, Florida
ADA Contact: Nilda Barreto, (850) 922-9188

Gainesville, Florida Meeting
September 03
Area Office(s): 3, 4, 13
Santa Fe Community College
3000 Nw 83rd Street, Room R01
Gainesville, Florida 32606
ADA Contact: Donna Sparks, (352) 395-5521

Miami, Florida Meeting
September 14
Area Office(s): 9, 10, 11
Marian Center
15701 NW 37th Avenue
Auditorium/Multipurpose Building
OpaLocka, Florida 33054
ADA Contact: Area 11 Office, (305) 349-1478

Ft. Myers, Florida Meeting
September 21
Area Office(s): 8
Gulf Coast Center
5820 Buckingham Road
Gulf Coast Center Chapel
Ft. Myers, Florida 33905
ADA Contact: Area 8 Office, (239) 338-1370

Tampa, Florida Meeting
September 22
Area Office(s): SC, 14
Trinity Lutheran Church
401 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida
ADA Contact: Suncoast Region, (813) 233-4300