Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1550 By Senator Artiles 40-01536-17 20171550__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Center for Health 3 Information and Technology; amending s. 408.05, F.S.; 4 requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to 5 contract with a vendor relating to development of 6 systems to leverage existing public and private health 7 care data sources for specified purposes; requiring 8 the agency to submit a report to the Legislature by a 9 specified date; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Present paragraphs (d) through (j) of subsection 14 (3) of section 408.05, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as 15 paragraphs (e) through (k), respectively, and a new paragraph 16 (d) is added to that subsection, to read: 17 408.05 Florida Center for Health Information and 18 Transparency.— 19 (3) HEALTH INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY.—In order to 20 disseminate and facilitate the availability of comparable and 21 uniform health information, the agency shall perform the 22 following functions: 23 (d)1. Contract with a vendor to investigate and report to 24 the Legislature on opportunities for, and best practices in, the 25 development of systems that will leverage existing public and 26 private health care data sources, in order to: 27 a. Provide health care providers with real-time access to 28 information about their patients’ health records, including 29 public program or private insurance eligibility, across delivery 30 systems and geographic locations; 31 b. Ensure that health care services, including Medicaid 32 services, are clinically appropriate; and 33 c. Ensure cost avoidance through elimination of duplicative 34 services or overutilization of services. 35 2. The agency shall submit the report to the Legislature by 36 March 1, 2018. 37 3. This paragraph is repealed July 1, 2018. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.