This long-term care Medicaid program is for those who require skillednursing / rehab / nursing home level of care only. There is no wait-list for this program and approval will be granted in the same month the ICP applicant is financially qualified, medically qualified, AND submits a Medicaid application.
Once approved, the Medicaid recipient will pay their “patient responsibility” or “patient share of cost” (essentially all of their income, only keeping $130 per month for incidentals) and Medicaid will pay the entire difference for a semi-private room in a nursing home. All nursing homes must accept Medicaid, so this program can help pay for the very best nursing homes in Florida.
If the Medicaid recipient is married to a non-Medicaid recipient (known as the Community Spouse), the Community Spouse may be entitled to a portion of the Medicaid recipient’s income as part of Medicaid’s antispousal impoverishment policy.