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2015 Florida Statutes

Subscriber risk assessments; requirements.
F.S. 641.545
641.545 Subscriber risk assessments; requirements.The agency shall require an organization, when providing services to Medicaid subscribers, to attempt, at least twice if necessary, to contact each new Medicaid subscriber within 3 months after the Medicaid subscriber enrolls, in order to perform a health risk assessment. The health risk assessment instrument must include questions regarding early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment history of Medicaid subscribers who are under 21 years of age and questions regarding pregnancy history. The organization shall ask Medicaid subscribers to release to the plan or its providers medical records from providers who treated the Medicaid subscribers before their enrollment with the organization. The organization must use the health risk assessments and the released medical records to identify Medicaid subscribers who have not received screenings in the past according to the agency-approved periodic schedule. The organization must contact, up to twice if necessary, any Medicaid subscriber who is more than 2 months behind in the periodic screening schedule to urge that Medicaid subscriber or the Medicaid subscriber’s responsible party to make an appointment for a screening visit. The agency shall require each organization, for its Medicaid subscribers, to report its early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment rate, the trimester of pregnancy when prenatal care began, and the rate of low birth weight babies born to the organization’s Medicaid subscribers. The agency shall monitor the organization’s compliance with this section.
History.s. 36, ch. 96-199.