Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 1464
By the Committee on Health and Human Services Appropriations;
and Senator Peaden
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Agency for Health Care
3 Administration; amending s. 395.701, F.S.; increasing
4 the assessments imposed on hospital inpatient and
5 outpatient services and deposited into the Public
6 Medical Assistance Trust Fund; amending s. 400.141,
7 F.S.; conforming a cross-reference to changes made by
8 the act; amending s. 400.23, F.S.; providing
9 flexibility for nursing home facilities with respect
10 to meeting minimum staffing requirements; amending s.
11 409.906, F.S.; requiring the Agency for Health Care
12 Administration, in consultation with the Department of
13 Elderly Affairs, to phase out certain specified
14 programs and to transfer the Medicaid waiver
15 recipients to other appropriate home and community
16 based service programs; prohibiting certain programs
17 from accepting new members after a specified date;
18 requiring community-based providers to assist in the
19 transition of enrollees and cease provision of certain
20 waiver services by a specified date; amending s.
21 409.9082, F.S.; revising requirements for the use of
22 funds from nursing home quality assessments and
23 federal matching funds; amending s. 409.9083, F.S.;
24 revising requirements for the use of funds from
25 quality assessments on privately operated intermediate
26 care facility providers for the developmentally
27 disabled and federal matching funds; amending s.
28 409.911, F.S.; continuing the requirements for
29 calculating the disproportionate share funds for
30 provider service network hospitals; amending s.
31 409.9112, F.S.; continuing the prohibition against
32 distributing moneys under the perinatal intensive care
33 centers disproportionate share program; amending s.
34 409.9113, F.S.; continuing authorization for the
35 distribution of moneys to teaching hospitals under the
36 disproportionate share program; amending s. 409.9117,
37 F.S.; continuing the prohibition against distributing
38 moneys for the primary care disproportionate share
39 program; requiring each Medicaid managed care plan and
40 provider service network to include in its provider
41 network any pharmacy that is located in a rural county
42 and willing to accept the reimbursement terms and
43 conditions established by the managed care plan or
44 provider service agreement; providing an effective
47 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
49 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 395.701, Florida
50 Statutes, is amended to read:
51 395.701 Annual assessments on net operating revenues for
52 inpatient and outpatient services to fund public medical
53 assistance; administrative fines for failure to pay assessments
54 when due; exemption.—
55 (2)(a) There is imposed upon each hospital an assessment in
56 an amount equal to 2
1.5 percent of the annual net operating
57 revenue for inpatient services for each hospital, such revenue
58 to be determined by the agency, based on the actual experience
59 of the hospital as reported to the agency. Within 6 months after
60 the end of each hospital fiscal year, the agency shall certify
61 the amount of the assessment for each hospital. The assessment
62 shall be payable to and collected by the agency in equal
63 quarterly amounts, on or before the first day of each calendar
64 quarter, beginning with the first full calendar quarter that
65 occurs after the agency certifies the amount of the assessment
66 for each hospital. All moneys collected pursuant to this
67 subsection shall be deposited into the Public Medical Assistance
68 Trust Fund.
69 (b) There is imposed upon each hospital an assessment in an
70 amount equal to 1.5 1 percent of the annual net operating
71 revenue for outpatient services for each hospital, such revenue
72 to be determined by the agency, based on the actual experience
73 of the hospital as reported to the agency. While prior year
74 report worksheets may be reconciled to the hospital’s audited
75 financial statements, no additional audited financial components
76 may be required for the purposes of determining the amount of
77 the assessment imposed pursuant to this section other than those
78 in effect on July 1, 2000. Within 6 months after the end of each
79 hospital fiscal year, the agency shall certify the amount of the
80 assessment for each hospital. The assessment shall be payable to
81 and collected by the agency in equal quarterly amounts, on or
82 before the first day of each calendar quarter, beginning with
83 the first full calendar quarter that occurs after the agency
84 certifies the amount of the assessment for each hospital. All
85 moneys collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited
86 into the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund.
87 Section 2. Paragraph (o) of subsection (1) of section
88 400.141, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
89 400.141 Administration and management of nursing home
91 (1) Every licensed facility shall comply with all
92 applicable standards and rules of the agency and shall:
93 (o)1. Submit semiannually to the agency, or more frequently
94 if requested by the agency, information regarding facility
95 staff-to-resident ratios, staff turnover, and staff stability,
96 including information regarding certified nursing assistants,
97 licensed nurses, the director of nursing, and the facility
98 administrator. For purposes of this reporting:
99 a. Staff-to-resident ratios must be reported in the
100 categories specified in s. 400.23(3)(a) and applicable rules.
101 The ratio must be reported as an average for the most recent
102 calendar quarter.
103 b. Staff turnover must be reported for the most recent 12
104 month period ending on the last workday of the most recent
105 calendar quarter prior to the date the information is submitted.
106 The turnover rate must be computed quarterly, with the annual
107 rate being the cumulative sum of the quarterly rates. The
108 turnover rate is the total number of terminations or separations
109 experienced during the quarter, excluding any employee
110 terminated during a probationary period of 3 months or less,
111 divided by the total number of staff employed at the end of the
112 period for which the rate is computed, and expressed as a
114 c. The formula for determining staff stability is the total
115 number of employees that have been employed for more than 12
116 months, divided by the total number of employees employed at the
117 end of the most recent calendar quarter, and expressed as a
119 d. A nursing facility that has failed to comply with state
120 minimum-staffing requirements for 2 consecutive days is
121 prohibited from accepting new admissions until the facility has
122 achieved the minimum-staffing requirements for a period of 6
123 consecutive days. For the purposes of this sub-subparagraph, any
124 person who was a resident of the facility and was absent from
125 the facility for the purpose of receiving medical care at a
126 separate location or was on a leave of absence is not considered
127 a new admission. Failure to impose such an admissions moratorium
128 constitutes a class II deficiency.
129 e. A nursing facility which does not have a conditional
130 license may be cited for failure to comply with the standards in
131 s. 400.23(3)(a)1.b. and c. s. 400.23 (3)(a)1.a. only if it has
132 failed to meet those standards on 2 consecutive days or if it
133 has failed to meet at least 97 percent of those standards on any
134 one day.
135 f. A facility which has a conditional license must be in
136 compliance with the standards in s. 400.23(3)(a) at all times.
137 2. This paragraph does not limit the agency’s ability to
138 impose a deficiency or take other actions if a facility does not
139 have enough staff to meet the residents’ needs.
140 Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
141 400.23, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
142 400.23 Rules; evaluation and deficiencies; licensure
144 (3)(a)1. The agency shall adopt rules providing minimum
145 staffing requirements for nursing homes. These requirements
146 shall include, for each nursing home facility:
147 a. A minimum weekly average of certified nursing assistant
148 and licensed nursing staffing combined of 3.9 hours of direct
149 care per resident per day. As used in this sub-subparagraph, a
150 week is defined as Sunday through Saturday.
151 b. A minimum certified nursing assistant staffing of 2.7
152 hours of direct care per resident per day. A facility may not
153 staff below one certified nursing assistant per 20 residents.
154 c. A minimum licensed nursing staffing of 1.0 hour of
155 direct care per resident per day. A facility may not staff below
156 one licensed nurse per 40 residents.
157 a. A minimum certified nursing assistant staffing of 2.6
158 hours of direct care per resident per day beginning January 1,
159 2003, and increasing to 2.7 hours of direct care per resident
160 per day beginning January 1, 2007. Beginning January 1, 2002, no
161 facility shall staff below one certified nursing assistant per
162 20 residents, and a minimum licensed nursing staffing of 1.0
163 hour of direct care per resident per day but never below one
164 licensed nurse per 40 residents.
165 b. Beginning January 1, 2007, a minimum weekly average
166 certified nursing assistant staffing of 2.9 hours of direct care
167 per resident per day. For the purpose of this sub-subparagraph,
168 a week is defined as Sunday through Saturday.
169 2. Nursing assistants employed under s. 400.211(2) may be
170 included in computing the staffing ratio for certified nursing
171 assistants only if their job responsibilities include only
172 nursing-assistant-related duties.
173 3. Each nursing home must document compliance with staffing
174 standards as required under this paragraph and post daily the
175 names of staff on duty for the benefit of facility residents and
176 the public.
177 4. The agency shall recognize the use of licensed nurses
178 for compliance with minimum staffing requirements for certified
179 nursing assistants, provided that the facility otherwise meets
180 the minimum staffing requirements for licensed nurses and that
181 the licensed nurses are performing the duties of a certified
182 nursing assistant. Unless otherwise approved by the agency,
183 licensed nurses counted toward the minimum staffing requirements
184 for certified nursing assistants must exclusively perform the
185 duties of a certified nursing assistant for the entire shift and
186 not also be counted toward the minimum staffing requirements for
187 licensed nurses. If the agency approved a facility’s request to
188 use a licensed nurse to perform both licensed nursing and
189 certified nursing assistant duties, the facility must allocate
190 the amount of staff time specifically spent on certified nursing
191 assistant duties for the purpose of documenting compliance with
192 minimum staffing requirements for certified and licensed nursing
193 staff. In no event may the hours of a licensed nurse with dual
194 job responsibilities be counted twice.
195 Section 4. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (13) of
196 section 409.906, Florida Statutes, to read:
197 409.906 Optional Medicaid services.—Subject to specific
198 appropriations, the agency may make payments for services which
199 are optional to the state under Title XIX of the Social Security
200 Act and are furnished by Medicaid providers to recipients who
201 are determined to be eligible on the dates on which the services
202 were provided. Any optional service that is provided shall be
203 provided only when medically necessary and in accordance with
204 state and federal law. Optional services rendered by providers
205 in mobile units to Medicaid recipients may be restricted or
206 prohibited by the agency. Nothing in this section shall be
207 construed to prevent or limit the agency from adjusting fees,
208 reimbursement rates, lengths of stay, number of visits, or
209 number of services, or making any other adjustments necessary to
210 comply with the availability of moneys and any limitations or
211 directions provided for in the General Appropriations Act or
212 chapter 216. If necessary to safeguard the state’s systems of
213 providing services to elderly and disabled persons and subject
214 to the notice and review provisions of s. 216.177, the Governor
215 may direct the Agency for Health Care Administration to amend
216 the Medicaid state plan to delete the optional Medicaid service
217 known as “Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally
218 Disabled.” Optional services may include:
219 (13) HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES.—
220 (d) The agency, in consultation with the Department of
221 Elderly Affairs, shall phase out the adult day health care and
222 Channeling Services waiver programs and transfer existing waiver
223 enrollees to other appropriate home and community-based service
224 programs. Effective July 1, 2010, the adult day health care, and
225 Channeling Services waiver programs shall cease to enroll new
226 members. Existing enrollees in the adult day health care and
227 Channeling Services programs shall receive counseling regarding
228 available options and shall be offered an alternative home and
229 community-based services program based on eligibility and
230 personal choice. Each enrollee in the waiver program shall
231 continue to receive home and community-based services without
232 interruption in the enrollee’s program of choice. The providers
233 of the adult day health care and Channeling Services waiver
234 programs, in consultation with the area agencies on aging, shall
235 assist in the transition of enrollees. Provision of adult day
236 health care and Channeling Services waiver services shall cease
237 by December 31, 2010. The agency may seek federal waiver
238 approval to administer this change.
239 Section 5. Subsections (4) and (6) of section 409.9082,
240 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
241 409.9082 Quality assessment on nursing home facility
242 providers; exemptions; purpose; federal approval required;
244 (4) The purpose of the nursing home facility quality
245 assessment is to ensure continued quality of care. Collected
246 assessment funds shall be used to obtain federal financial
247 participation through the Medicaid program to make Medicaid
248 payments for nursing home facility services up to the amount of
249 nursing home facility Medicaid rates as calculated in accordance
250 with the approved state Medicaid plan in effect on December 31,
251 2007. The quality assessment and federal matching funds shall be
252 used exclusively for the following purposes and in the following
253 order of priority:
254 (a) To reimburse the Medicaid share of the quality
255 assessment as a pass-through, Medicaid-allowable cost;
256 (b) To increase to each nursing home facility’s Medicaid
257 rate, as needed, up to an amount that restores the rate
258 reductions implemented January 1, 2008; January 1, 2009; and
259 March 1, 2009; and July 1, 2009;
260 (c) To increase to each nursing home facility’s Medicaid
261 rate, as needed, up to an amount that restores any rate
262 reductions for the 2010-2011 2009-2010 fiscal year; and
263 (d) To increase each nursing home facility’s Medicaid rate
264 that accounts for the portion of the total assessment not
265 included in paragraphs (a)-(c) which begins a phase-in to a
266 pricing model for the operating cost component.
267 (6) The quality assessment shall terminate and the agency
268 shall discontinue the imposition, assessment, and collection of
269 the nursing facility quality assessment if the agency does not
270 obtain necessary federal approval for the nursing home facility
271 quality assessment or the payment rates required by subsection
272 (4). Upon termination, all collected assessment revenues, less
273 any amounts expended by the agency, shall be returned on a pro
274 rata basis to the nursing facilities that paid them.
275 Section 6. Subsections (3) and (5) of section 409.9083,
276 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
277 409.9083 Quality assessment on privately operated
278 intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled;
279 exemptions; purpose; federal approval required; remedies.—
280 (3) The purpose of the facility quality assessment is to
281 ensure continued quality of care. Collected assessment funds
282 shall be used to obtain federal financial participation through
283 the Medicaid program to make Medicaid payments for ICF/DD
284 services up to the amount of the Medicaid rates for such
285 facilities as calculated in accordance with the approved state
286 Medicaid plan in effect on April 1, 2008. The quality assessment
287 and federal matching funds shall be used exclusively for the
288 following purposes and in the following order of priority to:
289 (a) Reimburse the Medicaid share of the quality assessment
290 as a pass-through, Medicaid-allowable cost.
291 (b) Increase each privately operated ICF/DD Medicaid rate,
292 as needed, by an amount that restores the rate reductions
293 implemented on October 1, 2008.
294 (c) Increase each ICF/DD Medicaid rate, as needed, by an
295 amount that restores any rate reductions for the 2008-2009
296 fiscal year, and the 2009-2010 fiscal year, and the 2010-2011
297 fiscal year.
298 (d) Increase payments to such facilities to fund covered
299 services to Medicaid beneficiaries.
300 (5)(a) The quality assessment shall terminate and the
301 agency shall discontinue the imposition, assessment, and
302 collection of the quality assessment if the agency does not
303 obtain necessary federal approval for the facility quality
304 assessment or the payment rates required by subsection (3).
305 (b) Upon termination of the quality assessment, all
306 collected assessment revenues, less any amounts expended by the
307 agency, shall be returned on a pro rata basis to the facilities
308 that paid such assessments.
309 Section 7. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
310 409.911, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
311 409.911 Disproportionate share program.—Subject to specific
312 allocations established within the General Appropriations Act
313 and any limitations established pursuant to chapter 216, the
314 agency shall distribute, pursuant to this section, moneys to
315 hospitals providing a disproportionate share of Medicaid or
316 charity care services by making quarterly Medicaid payments as
317 required. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 409.915, counties
318 are exempt from contributing toward the cost of this special
319 reimbursement for hospitals serving a disproportionate share of
320 low-income patients.
321 (2) The Agency for Health Care Administration shall use the
322 following actual audited data to determine the Medicaid days and
323 charity care to be used in calculating the disproportionate
324 share payment:
325 (a) The average of the 2003, 2004, and 2005 audited
326 disproportionate share data to determine each hospital’s
327 Medicaid days and charity care for the 2010-2011 2009-2010 state
328 fiscal year.
329 Section 8. Section 409.9112, Florida Statutes, is amended
330 to read:
331 409.9112 Disproportionate share program for regional
332 perinatal intensive care centers.—In addition to the payments
333 made under s. 409.911, the agency shall design and implement a
334 system for making disproportionate share payments to those
335 hospitals that participate in the regional perinatal intensive
336 care center program established pursuant to chapter 383. The
337 system of payments must conform to federal requirements and
338 distribute funds in each fiscal year for which an appropriation
339 is made by making quarterly Medicaid payments. Notwithstanding
340 s. 409.915, counties are exempt from contributing toward the
341 cost of this special reimbursement for hospitals serving a
342 disproportionate share of low-income patients. For the 2010-2011
343 2009-2010 state fiscal year, the agency may not distribute
344 moneys under the regional perinatal intensive care centers
345 disproportionate share program.
346 (1) The following formula shall be used by the agency to
347 calculate the total amount earned for hospitals that participate
348 in the regional perinatal intensive care center program:
349 TAE = HDSP/THDSP
352 TAE = total amount earned by a regional perinatal intensive
353 care center.
354 HDSP = the prior state fiscal year regional perinatal
355 intensive care center disproportionate share payment to the
356 individual hospital.
357 THDSP = the prior state fiscal year total regional
358 perinatal intensive care center disproportionate share payments
359 to all hospitals.
360 (2) The total additional payment for hospitals that
361 participate in the regional perinatal intensive care center
362 program shall be calculated by the agency as follows:
363 TAP = TAE x TA
366 TAP = total additional payment for a regional perinatal
367 intensive care center.
368 TAE = total amount earned by a regional perinatal intensive
369 care center.
370 TA = total appropriation for the regional perinatal
371 intensive care center disproportionate share program.
372 (3) In order to receive payments under this section, a
373 hospital must be participating in the regional perinatal
374 intensive care center program pursuant to chapter 383 and must
375 meet the following additional requirements:
376 (a) Agree to conform to all departmental and agency
377 requirements to ensure high quality in the provision of
378 services, including criteria adopted by departmental and agency
379 rule concerning staffing ratios, medical records, standards of
380 care, equipment, space, and such other standards and criteria as
381 the department and agency deem appropriate as specified by rule.
382 (b) Agree to provide information to the department and
383 agency, in a form and manner to be prescribed by rule of the
384 department and agency, concerning the care provided to all
385 patients in neonatal intensive care centers and high-risk
386 maternity care.
387 (c) Agree to accept all patients for neonatal intensive
388 care and high-risk maternity care, regardless of ability to pay,
389 on a functional space-available basis.
390 (d) Agree to develop arrangements with other maternity and
391 neonatal care providers in the hospital’s region for the
392 appropriate receipt and transfer of patients in need of
393 specialized maternity and neonatal intensive care services.
394 (e) Agree to establish and provide a developmental
395 evaluation and services program for certain high-risk neonates,
396 as prescribed and defined by rule of the department.
397 (f) Agree to sponsor a program of continuing education in
398 perinatal care for health care professionals within the region
399 of the hospital, as specified by rule.
400 (g) Agree to provide backup and referral services to the
401 county health departments and other low-income perinatal
402 providers within the hospital’s region, including the
403 development of written agreements between these organizations
404 and the hospital.
405 (h) Agree to arrange for transportation for high-risk
406 obstetrical patients and neonates in need of transfer from the
407 community to the hospital or from the hospital to another more
408 appropriate facility.
409 (4) Hospitals which fail to comply with any of the
410 conditions in subsection (3) or the applicable rules of the
411 department and agency may not receive any payments under this
412 section until full compliance is achieved. A hospital which is
413 not in compliance in two or more consecutive quarters may not
414 receive its share of the funds. Any forfeited funds shall be
415 distributed by the remaining participating regional perinatal
416 intensive care center program hospitals.
417 Section 9. Section 409.9113, Florida Statutes, is amended
418 to read:
419 409.9113 Disproportionate share program for teaching
420 hospitals.—In addition to the payments made under ss. 409.911
421 and 409.9112, the agency shall make disproportionate share
422 payments to statutorily defined teaching hospitals for their
423 increased costs associated with medical education programs and
424 for tertiary health care services provided to the indigent. This
425 system of payments must conform to federal requirements and
426 distribute funds in each fiscal year for which an appropriation
427 is made by making quarterly Medicaid payments. Notwithstanding
428 s. 409.915, counties are exempt from contributing toward the
429 cost of this special reimbursement for hospitals serving a
430 disproportionate share of low-income patients. For the 2010-2011
431 2009-2010 state fiscal year, the agency shall distribute the
432 moneys provided in the General Appropriations Act to statutorily
433 defined teaching hospitals and family practice teaching
434 hospitals under the teaching hospital disproportionate share
435 program. The funds provided for statutorily defined teaching
436 hospitals shall be distributed in the same proportion as the
437 state fiscal year 2003-2004 teaching hospital disproportionate
438 share funds were distributed or as otherwise provided in the
439 General Appropriations Act. The funds provided for family
440 practice teaching hospitals shall be distributed equally among
441 family practice teaching hospitals.
442 (1) On or before September 15 of each year, the agency
443 shall calculate an allocation fraction to be used for
444 distributing funds to state statutory teaching hospitals.
445 Subsequent to the end of each quarter of the state fiscal year,
446 the agency shall distribute to each statutory teaching hospital,
447 as defined in s. 408.07, an amount determined by multiplying
448 one-fourth of the funds appropriated for this purpose by the
449 Legislature times such hospital’s allocation fraction. The
450 allocation fraction for each such hospital shall be determined
451 by the sum of the following three primary factors, divided by
453 (a) The number of nationally accredited graduate medical
454 education programs offered by the hospital, including programs
455 accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
456 Education and the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
457 programs acceptable to both the American Board of Internal
458 Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics at the beginning
459 of the state fiscal year preceding the date on which the
460 allocation fraction is calculated. The numerical value of this
461 factor is the fraction that the hospital represents of the total
462 number of programs, where the total is computed for all state
463 statutory teaching hospitals.
464 (b) The number of full-time equivalent trainees in the
465 hospital, which comprises two components:
466 1. The number of trainees enrolled in nationally accredited
467 graduate medical education programs, as defined in paragraph
468 (a). Full-time equivalents are computed using the fraction of
469 the year during which each trainee is primarily assigned to the
470 given institution, over the state fiscal year preceding the date
471 on which the allocation fraction is calculated. The numerical
472 value of this factor is the fraction that the hospital
473 represents of the total number of full-time equivalent trainees
474 enrolled in accredited graduate programs, where the total is
475 computed for all state statutory teaching hospitals.
476 2. The number of medical students enrolled in accredited
477 colleges of medicine and engaged in clinical activities,
478 including required clinical clerkships and clinical electives.
479 Full-time equivalents are computed using the fraction of the
480 year during which each trainee is primarily assigned to the
481 given institution, over the course of the state fiscal year
482 preceding the date on which the allocation fraction is
483 calculated. The numerical value of this factor is the fraction
484 that the given hospital represents of the total number of full
485 time equivalent students enrolled in accredited colleges of
486 medicine, where the total is computed for all state statutory
487 teaching hospitals.
489 The primary factor for full-time equivalent trainees is computed
490 as the sum of these two components, divided by two.
491 (c) A service index that comprises three components:
492 1. The Agency for Health Care Administration Service Index,
493 computed by applying the standard Service Inventory Scores
494 established by the agency to services offered by the given
495 hospital, as reported on Worksheet A-2 for the last fiscal year
496 reported to the agency before the date on which the allocation
497 fraction is calculated. The numerical value of this factor is
498 the fraction that the given hospital represents of the total
499 Agency for Health Care Administration Service Index values,
500 where the total is computed for all state statutory teaching
502 2. A volume-weighted service index, computed by applying
503 the standard Service Inventory Scores established by the Agency
504 for Health Care Administration to the volume of each service,
505 expressed in terms of the standard units of measure reported on
506 Worksheet A-2 for the last fiscal year reported to the agency
507 before the date on which the allocation factor is calculated.
508 The numerical value of this factor is the fraction that the
509 given hospital represents of the total volume-weighted service
510 index values, where the total is computed for all state
511 statutory teaching hospitals.
512 3. Total Medicaid payments to each hospital for direct
513 inpatient and outpatient services during the fiscal year
514 preceding the date on which the allocation factor is calculated.
515 This includes payments made to each hospital for such services
516 by Medicaid prepaid health plans, whether the plan was
517 administered by the hospital or not. The numerical value of this
518 factor is the fraction that each hospital represents of the
519 total of such Medicaid payments, where the total is computed for
520 all state statutory teaching hospitals.
522 The primary factor for the service index is computed as the sum
523 of these three components, divided by three.
524 (2) By October 1 of each year, the agency shall use the
525 following formula to calculate the maximum additional
526 disproportionate share payment for statutorily defined teaching
528 TAP = THAF x A
531 TAP = total additional payment.
532 THAF = teaching hospital allocation factor.
533 A = amount appropriated for a teaching hospital
534 disproportionate share program.
535 Section 10. Section 409.9117, Florida Statutes, is amended
536 to read:
537 409.9117 Primary care disproportionate share program.—For
538 the 2010-2011 2009-2010 state fiscal year, the agency shall not
539 distribute moneys under the primary care disproportionate share
541 (1) If federal funds are available for disproportionate
542 share programs in addition to those otherwise provided by law,
543 there shall be created a primary care disproportionate share
545 (2) The following formula shall be used by the agency to
546 calculate the total amount earned for hospitals that participate
547 in the primary care disproportionate share program:
548 TAE = HDSP/THDSP
551 TAE = total amount earned by a hospital participating in
552 the primary care disproportionate share program.
553 HDSP = the prior state fiscal year primary care
554 disproportionate share payment to the individual hospital.
555 THDSP = the prior state fiscal year total primary care
556 disproportionate share payments to all hospitals.
557 (3) The total additional payment for hospitals that
558 participate in the primary care disproportionate share program
559 shall be calculated by the agency as follows:
560 TAP = TAE x TA
563 TAP = total additional payment for a primary care hospital.
564 TAE = total amount earned by a primary care hospital.
565 TA = total appropriation for the primary care
566 disproportionate share program.
567 (4) In the establishment and funding of this program, the
568 agency shall use the following criteria in addition to those
569 specified in s. 409.911, and payments may not be made to a
570 hospital unless the hospital agrees to:
571 (a) Cooperate with a Medicaid prepaid health plan, if one
572 exists in the community.
573 (b) Ensure the availability of primary and specialty care
574 physicians to Medicaid recipients who are not enrolled in a
575 prepaid capitated arrangement and who are in need of access to
576 such physicians.
577 (c) Coordinate and provide primary care services free of
578 charge, except copayments, to all persons with incomes up to 100
579 percent of the federal poverty level who are not otherwise
580 covered by Medicaid or another program administered by a
581 governmental entity, and to provide such services based on a
582 sliding fee scale to all persons with incomes up to 200 percent
583 of the federal poverty level who are not otherwise covered by
584 Medicaid or another program administered by a governmental
585 entity, except that eligibility may be limited to persons who
586 reside within a more limited area, as agreed to by the agency
587 and the hospital.
588 (d) Contract with any federally qualified health center, if
589 one exists within the agreed geopolitical boundaries, concerning
590 the provision of primary care services, in order to guarantee
591 delivery of services in a nonduplicative fashion, and to provide
592 for referral arrangements, privileges, and admissions, as
593 appropriate. The hospital shall agree to provide at an onsite or
594 offsite facility primary care services within 24 hours to which
595 all Medicaid recipients and persons eligible under this
596 paragraph who do not require emergency room services are
597 referred during normal daylight hours.
598 (e) Cooperate with the agency, the county, and other
599 entities to ensure the provision of certain public health
600 services, case management, referral and acceptance of patients,
601 and sharing of epidemiological data, as the agency and the
602 hospital find mutually necessary and desirable to promote and
603 protect the public health within the agreed geopolitical
605 (f) In cooperation with the county in which the hospital
606 resides, develop a low-cost, outpatient, prepaid health care
607 program to persons who are not eligible for the Medicaid
608 program, and who reside within the area.
609 (g) Provide inpatient services to residents within the area
610 who are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, and who do not
611 have private health insurance, regardless of ability to pay, on
612 the basis of available space, except that hospitals may not be
613 prevented from establishing bill collection programs based on
614 ability to pay.
615 (h) Work with the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, the
616 Florida Health Care Purchasing Cooperative, and business health
617 coalitions, as appropriate, to develop a feasibility study and
618 plan to provide a low-cost comprehensive health insurance plan
619 to persons who reside within the area and who do not have access
620 to such a plan.
621 (i) Work with public health officials and other experts to
622 provide community health education and prevention activities
623 designed to promote healthy lifestyles and appropriate use of
624 health services.
625 (j) Work with the local health council to develop a plan
626 for promoting access to affordable health care services for all
627 persons who reside within the area, including, but not limited
628 to, public health services, primary care services, inpatient
629 services, and affordable health insurance generally.
631 Any hospital that fails to comply with any of the provisions of
632 this subsection, or any other contractual condition, may not
633 receive payments under this section until full compliance is
635 Section 11. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
636 each Medicaid managed care plan and provider service network
637 shall include in its provider network any pharmacy that is
638 licensed under chapter 465, Florida Statutes, located in a rural
639 county, and willing to accept the reimbursement terms and
640 conditions established by the Medicaid managed care plan or the
641 provider service agreement. As used in this section, a “rural
642 county” means a county that has a population of fewer than
643 200,000 residents, based upon the 2000 official census.
644 Section 12. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.