AHCA - Recovery Oriented Medicaid Services for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

About the Project

In October 2004 Florida’s Medicaid Authority, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), developed and implemented new Medicaid services that were intended to promote the recovery and rehabilitation of adults with severe mental illnesses.

This study analyzed administrative data to determine the rate at which recovery oriented services are provided in differing areas of the state and financing conditions.  We also collected qualitative data (consumer focus groups and staff interviews) to monitor the development of recovery-oriented programming in Florida and to identify challenges or barriers that could impede successful implementation.  The purpose of the study included the following: 

Principal Investigator

James Winarski, MSW

Funding Agency

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)


07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007