Watch Rep. Mike Caruso announce he just filed the Food is Medicine Bill for Medicaid Waiver 1115 to pilot programs in three counties of Florida. HB 253 was filed for the live announcement at the Jumpstart Session Event with U.S. House Rep. Wasserman Schultz and Dr. Scott Angle, Interim Provost UF and EVP UF/IFAS at Holy Cross Hospital Healthplex on October 23, 2023, hosted by Holy Cross Hospital, South Florida Hunger Coalition, and the Florida Health and Nutrition Coalition.
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An act relating to Medicaid coverage for prescribed foods for disease treatment and prevention; providing definitions; requiring
AHCA & DOH to establish the Food is Medicine Pilot Program to provide Medicaid coverage for purchases and deliveries of prescribed health-promoting foods under certain circumstances; requiring the agency, in conjunction with the department, to seek federal approval and waivers for the pilot program; requiring the federal waiver application to seek matching funds; requiring referrals of pilot program patients to certain federal and federally funded programs; requiring allocation of a portion of pilot program implementation budget to a
specified organization for the establishment of a specified center; providing operation requirements for the center; providing reporting requirements; equiring the agency, in conjunction with the department, to adopt rules; providing requirements for the rules; providing an effective date..
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