Center for Community Integration, Inc. is Medicaid Waiver Provider agency in the State of Florida. We provide waiver support coordination services through AHCA and APD Florida. Individuals interested in services from CCI, Inc. must have an open case with Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
Support coordination is the service of advocating, identifying, developing, coordinating and accessing supports and services on behalf of recipient, or assisting the recipient or family to access supports and services on their own. These services may be provided through waiver and Medicaid State Plan services, as well as needed medical, social, educational and other appropriate services and generic community resources regardless of the funding source through which access is gained. The waiver support coordinator is responsible for assessing the recipient’s needs, preferences and future goals. From that information the waiver support coordinator assists the recipient in developing a support plan and cost plan. Further on, waiver support coordinator assists the recipient in meeting his support plan outcomes and personal goals by linking the recipient with natural and generic supports available through family, friends and community resources. If those supports are not sufficient or are in the stage of development, the waiver support coordinator assists the recipient in locating services available through local, state or federal resources, including Medicaid, the DD waiver and APD, as authorized.
Additional types of waiver support coordination services include transitional support coordination and limited support coordination.
Coordination consists of activities that assist the recipient in transitioning from a nursing facility, Developmental Disabilities Institution, or an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled. These activities include discharge planning activities that link recipient to community based supports and services regardless of funding source, necessary to ensure the health and welfare of recipient as documented in the initial support plan. The plan will incorporate current facility assessments and discharge plan designed to assist the recipient in adjusting to their new living environment.
Coordination services are less intensive case management services available upon request by adult receiving services or adult’s guardian. Children under age of 18 living in the family home receive limited support coordination services except additionally approved time limited full support coordination levels during family emergencies. Limited support coordination services have reduced contact requirement as documented in Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook.