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Amendment CaShTmL-384180.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2005                        SENATOR AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB 838
                        Barcode 384180
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11  Senator Fasano moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 79, between lines 11 and 12,
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16  insert:  
17         Section 14.  In addition to other quality assurance
18  standards required by law or rule or in an approved federal
19  waiver, and in consultation with the Department of Elderly
20  Affairs and area agencies on aging, the Agency for Health Care
21  Administration must develop quality assurance standards that
22  are specific to the care needs of elderly individuals. The
23  quality assurance standards must measure enrollee outcomes and
24  satisfaction with care management and home and community-based
25  services that are provided by managed care plans to recipients
26  who are 60 years of age or older. The agency shall contract
27  with area agencies on aging to perform initial and ongoing
28  measurement of the appropriateness, effectiveness, and quality
29  of care management and home and community-based services that
30  are provided to the recipients and to collect and report the
31  resolution of enrollee grievances and complaints. The agency
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    3:38 PM   04/28/05                             s0838c2c-11-e0a

Florida Senate - 2005 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 838 Barcode 384180 1 and the department must coordinate the quality measurement 2 activities performed by area agencies on aging with other 3 quality assurance activities required by this section in a 4 manner that promotes efficiency and avoids duplication. 5 Section 15. In demonstration areas, the area agency on 6 aging shall serve as the aging resource center. Except as 7 otherwise provided in this section, the aging resource center, 8 if available, must be the entry point for eligibility 9 determination for persons who are 60 years of age or older, 10 and must provide choice counseling to assist recipients in 11 choosing a plan. If an aging resource center is not operating 12 in an area, the Agency for Health Care Administration may, in 13 consultation with the Department of Elderly Affairs, designate 14 other entities to perform these functions until an aging 15 resource center is established and has the capacity to perform 16 these functions. 17 18 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 19 20 21 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 22 And the title is amended as follows: 23 On page 4, line 16, after the semicolon, 24 25 insert: 26 requiring that the Agency for Health Care 27 Administration, in consultation with the 28 Department of Elderly Affairs, develop quality 29 assurance standards that are specific to the 30 care needs of elderly individuals; requiring 31 the agency to contract with area agencies on 2 3:38 PM 04/28/05 s0838c2c-11-e0a
Florida Senate - 2005 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 838 Barcode 384180 1 aging to perform initial and ongoing 2 measurement of the appropriateness, 3 effectiveness, and quality of services and to 4 collect and report the resolution of enrollee 5 grievances and complaints; requiring the agency 6 and the department to coordinate the quality 7 measurement activities; requiring the area 8 agency on aging to serve as the aging resource 9 center in demonstration areas, if available; 10 requiring the aging resource center to be the 11 entry point for eligibility determination for 12 persons 60 years of age or older; providing 13 duties; authorizing the agency, in consultation 14 with the Department of Elderly Affairs, to 15 designate other entities to perform as the 16 aging resource center under certain 17 circumstances; 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 3:38 PM 04/28/05 s0838c2c-11-e0a
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