Florida Senate - 2020                                      SB 52
       By Senator Bean
       4-01795A-20                                             202052__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to Medicaid services; amending s.
    3         409.904, F.S.; deleting the expiration of a
    4         requirement for the Agency for Health Care
    5         Administration to make payments for Medicaid-covered
    6         services for certain persons based on specified
    7         retroactive eligibility timeframes; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 409.904, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         409.904 Optional payments for eligible persons.—The agency
   15  may make payments for medical assistance and related services on
   16  behalf of the following persons who are determined to be
   17  eligible subject to the income, assets, and categorical
   18  eligibility tests set forth in federal and state law. Payment on
   19  behalf of these Medicaid eligible persons is subject to the
   20  availability of moneys and any limitations established by the
   21  General Appropriations Act or chapter 216.
   22         (12) Effective July 1, 2019, the agency shall make payments
   23  for to Medicaid-covered services:
   24         (a) For eligible children and pregnant women, retroactive
   25  for a period of no more than 90 days before the month in which
   26  an application for Medicaid is submitted.
   27         (b) For eligible nonpregnant adults, retroactive to the
   28  first day of the month in which an application for Medicaid is
   29  submitted.
   31  This subsection expires July 1, 2020.
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.