Florida Medicaid Program
Welcome to the Magellan Medicaid Administration, Inc. of Florida, a Magellan Healthcare company, website.
Qualified Evaluator Network (QEN) Program Description:
Magellan, through the Qualified Evaluator Network, manages a network of Qualified Evaluators to perform assessments on children in the care and custody of the State of Florida, and who are being placed or already in a residential treatment facility. This initiative was created by the 2000 Florida Legislature that amended Florida Statute 39.407 to ensure that every child and adolescent in the care and custody of the State of Florida has a personal (face-to-face) evaluation by an independent Qualified Evaluator prior to admission to a psychiatric residential treatment facility, and a subsequent review of progress toward treatment goals every 90 days thereafter. The purpose of the independent evaluation is to determine the suitability for this level of care and appropriateness of treatment.