Florida Senate - 2019 SB 192 By Senator Bean 4-01292-19 2019192__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to Medicaid eligibility; requiring the 3 Agency for Health Care Administration to seek 4 authorization from the federal Centers for Medicare 5 and Medicaid Services (CMS) to eliminate the Medicaid 6 retroactive eligibility period for nonpregnant adults; 7 requiring the agency to request such authorization to 8 become effective no later than a certain date; 9 requiring the agency to provide certain notice to CMS 10 before a specified date; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. The Agency for Health Care Administration shall 15 seek authorization from the federal Centers for Medicare and 16 Medicaid Services to eliminate the Medicaid retroactive 17 eligibility period for nonpregnant adults so that if a 18 nonpregnant adult is deemed Medicaid-eligible, his or her 19 eligibility begins on the first day of the month in which he or 20 she applies for Medicaid. The agency shall request such federal 21 authorization to become effective no later than July 1, 2019. 22 Section 2. In implementing this act, the Agency for Health 23 Care Administration shall, before May 17, 2019, and in 24 conformity with Special Term and Condition Number 20 of this 25 state’s Section 1115 demonstration project, titled Managed 26 Medical Assistance (MMA) Program (Project No. 11-W-00206/4), 27 officially notify the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 28 Services that this act has been enacted by the Florida 29 Legislature as part of the 2019 Regular Session, which is 30 scheduled to conclude May 3, 2019. 31 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.