Florida Senate - 2018 SB 108 By Senator Campbell 38-00159-18 2018108__ 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 for duties and membership of the 9 workgroup; requiring a report to the Governor and 10 Legislature by a specified date; providing for 11 expiration of the workgroup; providing an effective 12 date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Kidcare Operational Efficiency and Health Care 17 Improvement Workgroup.—The Kidcare Operational Efficiency and 18 Health Care Improvement Workgroup, a task force as defined in s. 19 20.03, Florida Statutes, is established to maximize the return 20 on investment and streamline and enhance the operational 21 efficiencies of the Florida Kidcare program to provide improved 22 health care services to children. The workgroup shall be 23 administratively housed in the Department of Health. Members of 24 the workgroup shall serve on a voluntary basis. 25 (1) The workgroup shall be convened and staffed by the 26 Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and shall consist of the 27 following members: 28 (a) The President of the Florida Chapter of the American 29 Academy of Pediatrics or his or her designee. 30 (b) The State Health Officer or his or her designee. 31 (c) The Secretary of Health Care Administration or his or 32 her designee, who must have a background in children’s health 33 policy. 34 (d) The assistant secretary for child welfare of the 35 Department of Children and Families or his or her designee. 36 (e) A representative of directors of the Florida Healthy 37 Kids Corporation. 38 (f) A representative of the Florida Association of 39 Children’s Hospitals, Inc. 40 (g) A representative of the Florida Covering Kids and 41 Families Coalition. 42 (h) A representative of the Florida Association of Health 43 Plans. 44 (i) A representative of the Florida Children’s Council with 45 a background in children’s health policy. 46 (j) A representative of the Florida Dental Association. 47 (k) The Director of Children’s Medical Services or his or 48 her designee. 49 (l) A parent of a child enrolled in the Florida Kidcare 50 program. 51 (2) The workgroup shall: 52 (a) Examine successful and innovative models to provide 53 improved value and health care outcomes. 54 (b) Develop recommendations to streamline and unify the 55 program to provide greater operational efficiencies, including 56 recommendations for a single benefits package, a single set of 57 performance measures, and a single third-party administrator. 58 (c) Provide any necessary transition plans. 59 (d) Provide recommendations regarding federal waivers for 60 children’s health care to the Agency for Health Care 61 Administration, which shall obtain specific legislative 62 authorization before seeking, applying for, accepting, or 63 renewing any federal waiver. 64 (3) The workgroup shall submit a report on its findings and 65 recommendations for streamlining the Florida Kidcare program to 66 the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of 67 the House of Representatives by December 31, 2018. 68 (4) This section expires December 31, 2018. 69 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.