Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 302 Ì388104ÇÎ388104 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Policy (Brandes) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 36 - 55 4 and insert: 5 (2)(a) Subject to compliance with any applicable state and 6 federal Medicaid requirements, a transportation network company 7 under contract with a Medicaid managed care plan, a 8 transportation broker under contract with a Medicaid managed 9 care plan, a transportation broker under direct contract with 10 the Agency for Health Care Administration, or a transportation 11 network company that receives referrals from a transportation 12 broker contracting with Medicaid managed care plans or the 13 Agency for Health Care Administration may provide Medicaid 14 nonemergency transportation services to a Medicaid recipient. 15 The Agency for Health Care Administration shall update any 16 regulations, policies, or other guidance, including the Non 17 Emergency Transportation Services Coverage Policy, as necessary 18 to reflect this authorization by October 1, 2019. Requirements 19 for transportation network companies and transportation network 20 company drivers may not exceed those imposed under s. 627.748, 21 except as necessary to conform to federal Medicaid 22 transportation requirements administered by the Agency for 23 Health Care Administration. 24 (b) This subsection may not be construed to expand or limit 25 the existing transportation benefit provided to Medicaid 26 recipients or to require a Medicaid managed care plan to 27 contract with a transportation network company or a 28 transportation broker. 29 Section 2. Subsection (8) is added to section 401.25, 30 Florida Statutes, to read: 31 401.25 Licensure as a basic life support or an advanced 32 life support service.— 33 (8) At the request of an eligible plan as defined in s. 34 409.962 which administers the nonemergency Medicaid 35 transportation benefit, the plan’s subcontracted transportation 36 broker, or a transportation broker that administers the 37 nonemergency Medicaid transportation benefit for the Agency for 38 Health Care Administration, a licensed basic life support or 39 licensed advanced life support ambulance service may provide 40 nonemergency Medicaid transportation in permitted ambulances in 41 any county without obtaining a certificate of public convenience 42 and necessity as required in paragraph (2)(d). 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete lines 8 - 17 47 and insert: 48 requirements; requiring the Agency for Health Care 49 Administration to update certain regulations, 50 policies, or other guidance by a specified date; 51 providing that the requirements for transportation 52 network companies and transportation network company 53 drivers may not exceed specified requirements, except 54 as necessary to conform to federal Medicaid 55 transportation requirements administered by the 56 agency; providing construction; amending s. 401.25, 57 F.S.; authorizing a licensed basic life support or 58 licensed advanced life support ambulance service to 59 provide nonemergency Medicaid transportation in 60 permitted ambulances in any county at the request of a 61 certain eligible plan; providing an effective date.