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Design of Florida’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Should Be Reconsidered, Report No. 06-11, February 2006
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  • Abilities, Inc., appears to be performing well in administering the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and stakeholders believe the program performs an important function by assisting persons with this chronic disease pay for the cost of medical care.  However, the program’s design may be outdated and does not consider changing conditions, such as the emergence of adult clinics within cystic fibrosis treatment centers, and the availability of new program financing options.
  • The Legislature should reassess the program’s design and determine whether it should be changed to better address changing conditions.  The Legislature may wish to authorize the Department of Health to conduct an updated assessment of the needs of adults with cystic fibrosis, identify potential solutions  for addressing  the identified needs, and present the Legislature with program re-design options.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-08 Progress Report: Improvements Needed in the Department of Children and Families Adult Services Program, published in January 2003.

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