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SB 2510 — Health

by Appropriations Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill, relating to Health conforms statutes to the funding decisions related to Health Care in the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The bill:

  • Increases the income threshold above which a resident in a State Veterans’ nursing facility would be required to contribute to his or her account from $130 to $160 per month.
  • Clarifies the premiums paid under Florida KidCare’s full-pay programs are based on the combined-risk premium.
  • Increases the nursing home prospective payment reimbursement methodology for the Quality Incentive Program Payment Pool from 6 percent to 10 percent of the September 2016 non-property related payments of included facilities.
  • Creates the Graduate Medical Education Slots for Doctors Program.
  • Provides for a portion of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care achieved savings rebate to be repaid to the federal government.
  • Establishes a Medicaid long-term care managed care pilot program in certain counties to integrate health care services, long-term care services, and home and community-based services for persons with developmental disabilities; requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to seek federal approval to implement the pilot program; and requires the plans to begin providing service coverage upon authorization and availability of sufficient state and federal resources. 
  • Clarifies that the Agency for Health Care Administration may not require a home health agency that does not provide skilled home health services and only provides private duty nursing services and attendant nursing care services, to meet the requirements of Medicare certification for participation in the Medicaid program.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2023, except where otherwise expressly provided.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 111-0