Welcome to iBudget Florida! It's a new and better way for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to manage the Medicaid waiver system for people with developmental disabilities. iBudget Florida gives APD customers more control and flexibility to choose services that are important to them, while helping the agency to stay within its Medicaid waiver appropriation. Explore this website to find out why iBudget Florida is a simpler, more equitable, self-directed, and sustainable system. If you would like more information on how to apply for iBudget services please click here.
A new WSC advisory has been posted, #2016-005. This advisory informs Waiver Support Coordinators (WSCs) of action steps needed to ensure cost plans for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are approved and service authorizations are issued to providers prior to July 1, 2016. After 1:00PM on April 23, 2016, most budgets for the upcoming fiscal year will be loaded in the iBudget system and WSCs may begin working on building service plans and submitting cost plans. Additional information will be forthcoming regarding the processing of budgets not loaded on April 23, 2016. For more information, read the advisory and the attachment linked below.
A new Notice of Change/Withdrawal link has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To view the Notice of Change/Withdrawal, click here.
The final version of the Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook has been posted on the Rules and Regs page. To view the document, click here.
A new Instructions for Reports has been posted on the Users page under the Waiver Support Coordinators Documents section. To view the document, please visit this link.
A new Annual Cost Plan Quick Reference Guide has been posted on the Users page under the Documents for All Users section. To view the new reference guide, click this link.
Letters have been mailed to the 14,000 APD customers, and/or their guardians, who will receive an increase to their iBudget amount. Waiver Support Coordinators have been notified about the iBudget increases (Link to Memo). The iBudget amount increases are effective as of August 1. No APD customer will have their iBudget amount lowered as a result of this emergency rule.
An updated iBudget Florida Troubleshooting Guide is now available on the Users page.
A public meeting notice for the Development of Rulemaking has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To view the notice visit this link. Also a draft rule has been posted for the public meeting which can be viewed at this link.
Below is a cheat list of the items that were discussed in the training. Please make sure that you review this before going into the new system and also in the days following the implementation.
Should you have any questions please refer to the WSC user guide or submit a help desk ticket.
- APD IT has tested Windows 10 to access iBudget using IE 11 compatibility view mode only and have not found any issues with that platform. However, it is not compatible with the Microsoft Edge Browser. In addition, Hayes Computer Systems (HCS) has acknowledged compatibility issues between Windows 10 and the Junos VPN client.
HCS is actively engaged in testing new VPN client installation packages that are compatible with Windows 10, but is not able to provide a timeline as to when a new VPN client will be made available.
Until that time, APD IT recommends continued use of computers running the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Doing so will ensure that connectivity to APD applications is uninterrupted.
- VPN is going to remain the same.
- Remember that we will no longer have the contact, calendar, provider service, or paid claims tab under the workplace menu. Note: you still need to check paid claims under the provider or consumer information.
- Make sure that you are adding notes for providers on the service plan screen.
- There is no longer one cancel button. You will need to cancel quarters. Note: once the cost plan is moved to current approved, the next business day as long as it comes back canceled approved the funds will be released. You are still able to make amendments as normal.
A new ADT Rates table has been posted on the Users page. To view the updated table, please click this link.
A meeting notice and agenda for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transition Planning meeting on June 12 has been posted on the Rules and Regs page. To view the notice, please click this link.
A copy of the Notice of Reinstatement concerning the Moreland Settlement has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To view the document, please click this link.
A powerpoint presentation about the Moreland Settlement has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To download the presentation please click this link.
A revised version of the notice of the proposed class action settlement of the lawsuit Moreland, et al. v. Palmer has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To view the notice, visit this link.
A notice of a proposed class action settlement of the lawsuit Moreland, et al. v. Palmer has been posted to the Rules and Regs page. To view the notice, visit this link.
An updated version of the Waiver Provider Rate Tables has been posted to the Users page. To view the document visit this link.
Visit APD's Map of Statewide Offices page to see a map of the state, listing of all counties in each region, and links to detailed contact information for all of APD's offices.