Florida Medicaid Institutionalized Program (ICP), commonly referred to as The Nursing Home Medicaid Program, provides coverage for most of the costs of nursing home care for qualified individuals. The applicant must meet certain medical and financial criteria. The financial requirements are based on the "income cap" and "asset test" and are different for single people and for married people.
The Long-term Care Community Diversion Program is a Medicaid waiver program designed to provide community-based services to people who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid nursing home placement. The industry commonly refers to the Diversion program as the (ALF) Assisted Living Facility Medicaid program. The services provided by the Diversion Program include a variety of long-term care services and Medicaid-covered medical services. The objective of the Diversion Program is to provide frail elders with safe, appropriate community-based care alternatives in lieu of nursing home placement, at a cost less than Medicaid nursing home care. Medicaid Diversion will provide Medicaid benefits to the elderly at home or pay for part of the assisted living facility monthly costs. Unlike ICP, which covers room & board and all of the care level, Diversion within an ALF typically an assisted living environment covers only level of medical care.
Individuals that meet the following criteria are eligible to receive services under the Diversion Program: