Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1668
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/30/2020           .                                

       The Committee on Judiciary (Simmons) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 20 - 30
    4  and insert:
    5         (2) In any claim for damages relating to personal injury to
    6  a claimant, evidence regarding the past, present, or future
    7  medical expenses must be based on the usual and customary
    8  charges in the community where the medical expenses are, or are
    9  reasonably probable to be, incurred. With respect to past and
   10  present medical expenses, if the claimant is entitled to be
   11  reimbursed through any public or private health insurance or
   12  governmental health coverage, the amounts paid or payable under
   13  the insurance or governmental health coverage shall be presumed
   14  to be the usual and customary medical charges, unless the
   15  claimant shows that such amounts are inadequate under the
   16  circumstances. With respect to damages for future medical
   17  expenses, evidence of the availability of private or public
   18  health insurance coverage may be considered along with other
   19  relevant evidence. Usual and customary charges may not include
   20  increased or additional charges based on the outcome of the
   21  litigation