Section 409.9127, Florida Statutes 2004
409.9127 Preauthorization and concurrent utilization review; conflict-of-interest standards.--
(1) The Agency for Health Care Administration shall be solely responsible for developing and enforcing standards to prohibit financial and other conflicts of interest among vendors selected to provide preauthorization and concurrent utilization review management with direct-service organizations providing substance abuse, mental health, or related services to clients or services to disabled persons who have services authorized through the preauthorization and concurrent utilization review management system established to achieve cost savings in the provision of substance abuse, mental health, or related services or services to disabled persons. The agency may require the posting of a surety bond to guarantee that no financial or other conflicts of interest exist or will exist among vendors selected to provide preauthorization and concurrent utilization review management services.
(2) Vendors selected to conduct preauthorization or concurrent utilization review management, or both, may be peer-review organizations, qualified licensed clinical practitioners, or public or private organizations that demonstrate the ability to conduct such reviews according to criteria developed by the agency and that have no financial or other conflict of interest with any direct-service organization providing substance abuse, mental health, or related services or services to disabled persons. Selection of vendors shall be accomplished through a competitive process.
(3) The agency shall help the Department of Children and Family Services meet the requirements of s. 393.065(4). Only admissions approved pursuant to such assessments are eligible for reimbursement under this chapter.
History.--s. 5, ch. 97-260; s. 8, ch. 99-144.