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Amendment CaShTmL-622228.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2005                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB 838
                        Barcode 622228
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11  The Committee on Ways and Means (Fasano) recommended the
12  following amendment:
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14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         On page 78, between lines 25 and 26,
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17  insert:  
18         Section 14.  In addition to other quality assurance
19  standards required by law or rule or in an approved federal
20  waiver, and in consultation with the Department of Elderly
21  Affairs and area agencies on aging, the Agency for Health Care
22  Administration must develop quality assurance standards that
23  are specific to the care needs of elderly individuals. The
24  quality assurance standards must measure enrollee outcomes and
25  satisfaction with care management, nursing home services, and
26  other services that are provided by managed care plans to
27  recipients who are 60 years of age or older. The agency shall
28  contract with area agencies on aging to perform initial and
29  ongoing measurement of the appropriateness, effectiveness, and
30  quality of services that are provided to the recipients and to
31  collect and report the resolution of enrollee grievances and
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Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 838 Barcode 622228 1 complaints. The agency and the department must coordinate the 2 quality measurement activities performed by area agencies on 3 aging with other quality assurance activities required by this 4 section in a manner that promotes efficiency and avoids 5 duplication. 6 Section 15. In demonstration areas, the area agency on 7 aging shall serve as the aging resource center. Except as 8 otherwise provided in this section, the aging resource center, 9 if available, must be the entry point for eligibility 10 determination for persons who are 60 years of age or older, 11 and must provide choice counseling to assist recipients in 12 choosing a plan. If an aging resource center is not operating 13 in an area, the Agency for Health Care Administration may, in 14 consultation with the Department of Elderly Affairs, designate 15 other entities to perform these functions until an aging 16 resource center is established and has the capacity to perform 17 these functions. 18 19 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 20 21 22 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 23 And the title is amended as follows: 24 On page 4, line 20, after the semicolon, 25 26 insert: 27 requiring that the Agency for Health Care 28 Administration, in consultation with the 29 Department of Elderly Affairs, develop quality 30 assurance standards that are specific to the 31 care needs of elderly individuals; requiring 2 2:42 PM 04/13/05 s0838c1c-wm11-ta1
Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 838 Barcode 622228 1 the agency to contract with area agencies on 2 aging to perform initial and ongoing 3 measurement of the appropriateness, 4 effectiveness, and quality of services and to 5 collect and report the resolution of enrollee 6 grievances and complaints; requiring the agency 7 and the department to coordinate the quality 8 measurement activities; requiring the area 9 agency on aging to serve as the aging resource 10 center in demonstration areas, if available; 11 requiring the aging resource center to be the 12 entry point for eligibility determination for 13 persons 60 years of age or older; providing 14 duties; authorizing the agency, in consultation 15 with the Department of Elderly Affairs, to 16 designate other entities to perform as the 17 aging resource center under certain 18 circumstances; 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 2:42 PM 04/13/05 s0838c1c-wm11-ta1
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