Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 302 Ì529474DÎ529474 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/11/2019 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Rouson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 68 - 77 4 and insert: 5 (8)(a) A managed care plan that administers the 6 nonemergency Medicaid transportation benefit or the plan’s 7 subcontracted transportation broker, or a transportation broker 8 administering the nonemergency Medicaid transportation benefit 9 for the Agency for Health Care Administration, shall attempt to 10 secure in each county nonemergency ambulance transportation 11 services with the ambulance provider or providers that have 12 obtained a certificate of public convenience and necessity in 13 the county. 14 (b) If a managed care plan, its subcontracted 15 transportation broker, or a transportation broker is unable to 16 secure nonemergency ambulance transportation services in a 17 county after a good faith attempt, the managed care plan, its 18 subcontracted transportation broker, or the transportation 19 broker may request an ambulance provider that is licensed as a 20 basic life support service or an advanced life support service 21 in accordance with this section and that uses vehicles permitted 22 in accordance with s. 401.26. Such an ambulance provider may 23 provide nonemergency Medicaid transportation services in the 24 county and is exempt from paragraph (2)(d). For purposes of this 25 paragraph, a managed care plan, its subcontracted transportation 26 broker, or a transportation broker has in good faith attempted 27 to secure a nonemergency transportation trip with an ambulance 28 provider in a county when the following have occurred: 29 1. The managed care plan, its subcontracted transportation 30 broker, or the transportation broker has contacted all providers 31 that operate within the county which are licensed as a basic 32 life support service or an advanced life support service in 33 accordance with this section and use vehicles permitted in 34 accordance with s. 401.26, regarding the need for a nonemergency 35 ambulance Medicaid transportation trip in the county and the 36 applicable timeframe for the trip requested; 37 2. In making the contact pursuant to subparagraph 1., the 38 managed care plan, its subcontracted transportation broker, or 39 the transportation broker offered to schedule a nonemergency 40 ambulance Medicaid transportation trip at the established 41 Medicaid rate and in accordance with such other terms required 42 by the Agency for Health Care Administration; and 43 3. The managed care plan, its subcontracted transportation 44 broker, or the transportation broker allowed a reasonable time 45 period after delivery of the offer, given the circumstances of 46 the transportation need and the urgency of the request, for the 47 ambulance provider to accept and schedule the trip or decline 48 the trip. An ambulance provider that fails to respond to a 49 request within a reasonable period of time is deemed to have 50 declined the trip request. 51 (c) A managed care plan, its subcontracted transportation 52 broker, or a transportation broker shall retain for at least 5 53 years records that document all good faith attempts to secure a 54 nonemergency transportation trip with an ambulance provider 55 pursuant to this subsection and any instances of securing 56 nonemergency transportation services with an ambulance provider 57 that does not possess a certificate of public convenience and 58 necessity in the county where the service was provided. 59 60 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 61 And the title is amended as follows: 62 Delete lines 17 - 21 63 and insert: 64 F.S.; requiring certain managed care plans or their 65 subcontracted transportation brokers or certain 66 transportation brokers to attempt to secure in each 67 county nonemergency ambulance transportation services 68 with the ambulance provider or providers that have 69 obtained a certificate of public convenience and 70 necessity in the county; authorizing the managed care 71 plan, its subcontracted transportation broker, or the 72 transportation broker to request an ambulance provider 73 licensed as a basic life support service or an 74 advanced life support service under certain 75 circumstances; authorizing the ambulance provider to 76 provide nonemergency Medicaid transportation services 77 in that county; exempting the ambulance provider from 78 certain certificate of public convenience and 79 necessity requirements; specifying the circumstances 80 under which a managed care plan, its subcontracted 81 transportation broker, or a transportation broker has 82 in good faith attempted to secure a nonemergency 83 transportation trip with an ambulance provider; 84 requiring a managed care plan, its subcontracted 85 transportation broker, or a transportation broker to 86 retain certain records for a specified minimum period; 87 providing an effective date.