Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 916
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/19/2020           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Baxley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 72 - 90
    4  and insert:
    5  geographic service area. The proposed geographic service area
    6  must not overlap with or include any part of a geographic
    7  service area that was previously authorized by the Legislature
    8  and that is specific to another prospective PACE organization.
    9         (c)An existing PACE organization seeking authority to
   10  serve an additional geographic service area not previously
   11  authorized by the agency or the Legislature must meet the
   12  requirements set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b).
   13         (d)Any prospective PACE organization that is granted
   14  initial state approval by the agency, in consultation with the
   15  department, shall submit its complete federal PACE application,
   16  in accordance with the application process and guidelines
   17  established by the CMS, to the agency and the CMS within 12
   18  months after the date of initial state approval, or such
   19  approval is void.
   20         (4)ACCOUNTABILITY.—All PACE organizations must meet
   21  specific quality and performance standards established by the
   22  CMS for the PACE program. The agency shall oversee and monitor
   23  the PACE program and organizations based upon data and reports
   24  periodically submitted by PACE organizations to the agency and
   25  the CMS. A PACE organization is exempt from the requirements of
   26  chapter 641.
   28  Any person whom the agency has approved to enroll participants
   29  residing in a specific geographic area in a Program of All
   30  Inclusive Care for the Elderly may transfer such approval, and
   31  assign its PACE contract, to any other person meeting federal
   32  requirements upon the prior approval of the agency and subject
   33  to any other required federal approval. Such approved transfer
   34  must include the transfer of any funds the Legislature
   35  appropriated to such Program of All-Inclusive Care for the
   36  Elderly, and all future appropriations with respect to such
   37  Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly must be made to
   38  the approved transferee.
   39         (6)CONSTRUCTION.—This section is subject to, and does not
   40  repeal or alter, any law in effect on June 30, 2020, which
   41  authorized a geographic service area and initial enrollees for a
   42  prospective PACE organization.
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   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete line 15
   47  and insert:
   48         organizations from certain requirements; authorizing
   49         the transfer of PACE approvals and the assignment of
   50         PACE contracts if certain conditions are met;
   51         specifying a requirement for future appropriations to
   52         approved transferees; providing construction;
   53         providing an