Florida Senate - 2017                             CS for SB 1654
       By the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and
       Senator Campbell
       586-02924-17                                          20171654c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Kidcare program;
    3         establishing the Kidcare Operational Efficiency and
    4         Health Care Improvement Workgroup as a task force
    5         administratively housed in the Department of Health to
    6         maximize the return on investment and enhance the
    7         operational efficiencies of the Florida Kidcare
    8         program; providing program duties and membership;
    9         requiring a report to the Governor and Legislature;
   10         providing for expiration of the workgroup; providing
   11         an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Kidcare Operational Efficiency and Health Care
   16  Improvement Workgroup.—The Kidcare Operational Efficiency and
   17  Health Care Improvement Workgroup, a task force as defined in s.
   18  20.03, is established to maximize the return on investment and
   19  streamline and enhance the operational efficiencies of the
   20  Florida Kidcare program to provide improved health care services
   21  to children. The workgroup shall be administratively housed in
   22  the Department of Health. Members of the workgroup shall serve
   23  on a voluntary basis.
   24         (1)The workgroup shall be convened and staffed by the
   25  Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and shall consist of the
   26  following members:
   27         (a)The President of the Florida Chapter of the American
   28  Academy of Pediatrics or a designee.
   29         (b)The State Health Officer or a designee.
   30         (c)The Secretary of Health Care Administration or a
   31  designee with a background in children’s health policy.
   32         (d)The assistant secretary for child welfare of the
   33  Department of Children and Families or a designee.
   34         (e)A representative of directors of the Florida Healthy
   35  Kids Corporation.
   36         (f)A representative of the Florida Association of
   37  Children’s Hospitals, Inc.
   38         (g)A representative of the Florida Covering Kids and
   39  Families Coalition.
   40         (h)A representative of the Florida Association of Health
   41  Plans.
   42         (i)A representative of the Florida Children’s Council with
   43  a background in children’s health policy.
   44         (j) A representative of the Florida Dental Association.
   45         (k)The Director of Children’s Medical Services or a
   46  designee.
   47         (l)A parent with a child in the Florida Kidcare program.
   48         (2)The workgroup shall:
   49         (a)Examine successful and innovative models to provide
   50  improved value and health care outcomes.
   51         (b)Develop recommendations to streamline and unify the
   52  program to provide greater operational efficiencies, including
   53  recommendations for a single benefits package, a single set of
   54  performance measures, and a single third-party administrator.
   55         (c)Provide any necessary transition plans.
   56         (d)Provide recommendations regarding federal waivers for
   57  children’s health care to the Agency for Health Care
   58  Administration, which shall obtain specific legislative
   59  authorization before seeking, applying for, accepting, or
   60  renewing any federal waiver.
   61         (3)The workgroup shall submit a report on its findings and
   62  recommendations for streamlining the Florida Kidcare program to
   63  the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
   64  the House of Representatives by December 31, 2017.
   65         (4)This section expires December 31, 2017.
   66         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.