Florida Senate - 2019 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for HB 23 Ì6364188Î636418 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Harrell moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (852378) 2 3 Delete lines 195 - 216 4 and insert: 5 provider, as defined in s. 456.47, must be voluntary between the 6 insurer and the provider and must establish mutually acceptable 7 payment rates or payment methodologies for services provided 8 through telehealth. Any contract provision that distinguishes 9 between payment rates or payment methodologies for services 10 provided through telehealth and the same services provided 11 without the use of telehealth must be initialed by the 12 telehealth provider. 13 Section 3. Effective January 1, 2020, subsection (45) is 14 added to section 641.31, Florida Statutes, to read: 15 641.31 Health maintenance contracts.— 16 (45) A contract between a health maintenance organization 17 issuing major medical individual or group coverage and a 18 telehealth provider, as defined in s. 456.47, must be voluntary 19 between the health maintenance organization and the provider 20 must establish mutually acceptable payment rates or payment 21 methodologies for services provided through telehealth. Any 22 contract provision that distinguishes between payment rates or 23 payment methodologies for services provided through telehealth 24 and the same services provided without the use of telehealth 25 must be initialed by the telehealth provider.