2014 Florida Statutes
1627.6474 Provider contracts.—
(1) A health insurer may not require a contracted health care practitioner as defined in s. 456.001(4) to accept the terms of other health care practitioner contracts with the insurer or any other insurer, or health maintenance organization, under common management and control with the insurer, including Medicare and Medicaid practitioner contracts and those authorized by s. 627.6471, s. 627.6472, s. 636.035, or s. 641.315, except for a practitioner in a group practice as defined in s. 456.053 who must accept the terms of a contract negotiated for the practitioner by the group, as a condition of continuation or renewal of the contract. Any contract provision that violates this section is void. A violation of this subsection is not subject to the criminal penalty specified in s. 624.15.
(2) A contract between a health insurer and a dentist licensed under chapter 466 for the provision of services to an insured may not contain a provision that requires the dentist to provide services to the insured under such contract at a fee set by the health insurer unless such services are covered services under the applicable contract. As used in this subsection, the term “covered services” means dental care services for which a reimbursement is available under the insured’s contract, or for which a reimbursement would be available but for the application of contractual limitations such as deductibles, coinsurance, waiting periods, annual or lifetime maximums, frequency limitations, alternative benefit payments, or any other limitation.
History.—s. 1, ch. 2001-107; s. 1, ch. 2014-64.
1Note.—Section 4, ch. 2014-64, provides that “[t]his act applies to contracts entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 2014.”