Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1258
       By Senator Grimsley
       21-01321B-13                                          20131258__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a comprehensive health information
    3         system; amending s. 408.05, F.S.; renaming the Florida
    4         Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis as
    5         the Florida Health Information Transparency
    6         Initiative; providing a statement of purpose for the
    7         initiative; providing the duties of the Agency for
    8         Health Care Administration; revising the data and
    9         information required to be included in the health
   10         information system; revising the functions that the
   11         agency must perform in order to collect and
   12         disseminate health information and statistics;
   13         deleting provisions that require the center to provide
   14         technical assistance to persons and organizations
   15         engaged in health planning activities; deleting
   16         provisions that require the center to provide
   17         widespread dissemination of data; requiring the agency
   18         to implement the transparency initiative in a manner
   19         that recognizes state-collected data as an asset and
   20         rewards taxpayer investment in information collection
   21         and management; authorizing the agency to apply for,
   22         receive, and accept grants, gifts, and other payments,
   23         including property and services, from a governmental
   24         or other public or private entity or person; requiring
   25         the agency to ensure that certain vendors do not
   26         inhibit or impede consumer access to state-collected
   27         health data and information; abolishing the State
   28         Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory
   29         Council; amending ss. 381.026, 395.301, 465.0244,
   30         627.6499, and 641.54, F.S.; conforming provisions to
   31         changes made by the act; providing an effective date.
   33  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   35         Section 1. Section 408.05, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   36  read:
   37         408.05 Florida Center for Health Information Transparency
   38  Initiative and Policy Analysis.—
   39         (1) PURPOSE ESTABLISHMENT.—The agency shall coordinate
   40  establish a Florida Center for Health Information and Policy
   41  Analysis. The center shall establish a comprehensive health
   42  information system to promote accessibility, transparency, and
   43  utility of state-collected data and information about health
   44  providers, facilities, services, and payment sources provide for
   45  the collection, compilation, coordination, analysis, indexing,
   46  dissemination, and utilization of both purposefully collected
   47  and extant health-related data and statistics. The agency center
   48  shall be responsible for making data available in a manner that
   49  allows for and encourages multiple and innovative uses of data
   50  sets collected under the auspices of the state. Subject to the
   51  General Appropriations Act, the agency shall contract with one
   52  or more vendors to develop new methods of dissemination and to
   53  convert data into easily useable electronic formats staffed with
   54  public health experts, biostatisticians, information system
   55  analysts, health policy experts, economists, and other staff
   56  necessary to carry out its functions.
   57         (2) HEALTH-RELATED DATA.—The comprehensive health
   58  information system operated by the Florida Center for Health
   59  Information and Policy Analysis shall include, but may not be
   60  limited to, the following data and information identify the best
   61  available data sources and coordinate the compilation of extant
   62  health-related data and statistics and purposefully collect data
   63  on:
   64         (a) The extent and nature of illness and disability of the
   65  state population, including life expectancy, the incidence of
   66  various acute and chronic illnesses, and infant and maternal
   67  morbidity and mortality.
   68         (b) The impact of illness and disability of the state
   69  population on the state economy and on other aspects of the
   70  well-being of the people in this state.
   71         (c) Environmental, social, and other health hazards.
   72         (d) Health knowledge and practices of the people in this
   73  state and determinants of health and nutritional practices and
   74  status.
   75         (a)(e) Health resources, including licensed physicians,
   76  dentists, nurses, and other health professionals, licensed by
   77  specialty and type of practice and acute, long-term care and
   78  other institutional care facility supplies and specific services
   79  provided by hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and
   80  other health care facilities, managed care organizations, and
   81  other health services regulated or funded by the state.
   82         (b)(f) Utilization of health resources care by type of
   83  provider.
   84         (c)(g) Health care costs and financing, including Medicaid
   85  claims and encounter data and data from other public and private
   86  payors trends in health care prices and costs, the sources of
   87  payment for health care services, and federal, state, and local
   88  expenditures for health care.
   89         (h) Family formation, growth, and dissolution.
   90         (d)(i) The extent, source, and type of public and private
   91  health insurance coverage in this state.
   92         (e)(j) The data necessary for measuring value and quality
   93  of care provided by various health care providers, including
   94  applicable credentials, accreditation status, utilization,
   95  revenues and expenses, outcomes, site visits, and other
   96  regulatory reports, and the results of administrative and civil
   97  litigation.
   99  In order to collect and disseminate comprehensive produce
  100  comparable and uniform health information and statistics for the
  101  public as well as for development of policy recommendations, the
  102  agency shall perform the following functions:
  103         (a) Collect and compile data from all state agencies and
  104  programs involved in providing, regulating, and paying for
  105  health services Coordinate the activities of state agencies
  106  involved in the design and implementation of the comprehensive
  107  health information system.
  108         (b) Promote data sharing through the Undertake research,
  109  development, dissemination, and evaluation of state-collected
  110  health data and by making such data available, transferable, and
  111  readily useable respecting the comprehensive health information
  112  system.
  113         (c) Review the statistical activities of state agencies to
  114  ensure that they are consistent with the comprehensive health
  115  information system.
  116         (c)(d) Develop written agreements with local, state, and
  117  federal agencies for the sharing of health-care-related data or
  118  using the facilities and services of such agencies. State
  119  agencies, local health councils, and other agencies under state
  120  contract shall assist the agency center in obtaining, compiling,
  121  and transferring health-care-related data maintained by state
  122  and local agencies. Written agreements must specify the types,
  123  methods, and periodicity of data exchanges and specify the types
  124  of data that will be transferred to the center.
  125         (d)(e)Enable and facilitate the sharing and use of all
  126  state-collected health data to the maximum extent allowed by law
  127  Establish by rule the types of data collected, compiled,
  128  processed, used, or shared. Decisions regarding center data sets
  129  should be made based on consultation with the State Consumer
  130  Health Information and Policy Advisory Council and other public
  131  and private users regarding the types of data which should be
  132  collected and their uses. The center shall establish
  133  standardized means for collecting health information and
  134  statistics under laws and rules administered by the agency.
  135         (f) Establish minimum health-care-related data sets which
  136  are necessary on a continuing basis to fulfill the collection
  137  requirements of the center and which shall be used by state
  138  agencies in collecting and compiling health-care-related data.
  139  The agency shall periodically review ongoing health care data
  140  collections of the Department of Health and other state agencies
  141  to determine if the collections are being conducted in
  142  accordance with the established minimum sets of data.
  143         (g) Establish advisory standards to ensure the quality of
  144  health statistical and epidemiological data collection,
  145  processing, and analysis by local, state, and private
  146  organizations.
  147         (e)(h)Monitor data collection procedures, test data
  148  quality, and take such corrective actions as may be necessary to
  149  ensure that data and information disseminated under the
  150  initiative are accurate, valid, reliable, and complete Prescribe
  151  standards for the publication of health-care-related data
  152  reported pursuant to this section which ensure the reporting of
  153  accurate, valid, reliable, complete, and comparable data. Such
  154  standards should include advisory warnings to users of the data
  155  regarding the status and quality of any data reported by or
  156  available from the center.
  157         (f)(i)Initiate and maintain activities necessary to
  158  collect, edit, verify, archive, and retrieve Prescribe standards
  159  for the maintenance and preservation of the center’s data. This
  160  should include methods for archiving data, retrieval of archived
  161  data, and data compiled pursuant to this section editing and
  162  verification.
  163         (j) Ensure that strict quality control measures are
  164  maintained for the dissemination of data through publications,
  165  studies, or user requests.
  166         (k) Develop, in conjunction with the State Consumer Health
  167  Information and Policy Advisory Council, and implement a long
  168  range plan for making available health care quality measures and
  169  financial data that will allow consumers to compare health care
  170  services. The health care quality measures and financial data
  171  the agency must make available shall include, but is not limited
  172  to, pharmaceuticals, physicians, health care facilities, and
  173  health plans and managed care entities. The agency shall update
  174  the plan and report on the status of its implementation
  175  annually. The agency shall also make the plan and status report
  176  available to the public on its Internet website. As part of the
  177  plan, the agency shall identify the process and timeframes for
  178  implementation, any barriers to implementation, and
  179  recommendations of changes in the law that may be enacted by the
  180  Legislature to eliminate the barriers. As preliminary elements
  181  of the plan, the agency shall:
  182         1. Make available patient-safety indicators, inpatient
  183  quality indicators, and performance outcome and patient charge
  184  data collected from health care facilities pursuant to s.
  185  408.061(1)(a) and (2). The terms “patient-safety indicators” and
  186  “inpatient quality indicators” shall be as defined by the
  187  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Quality
  188  Forum, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
  189  Organizations, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
  190  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a similar
  191  national entity that establishes standards to measure the
  192  performance of health care providers, or by other states. The
  193  agency shall determine which conditions, procedures, health care
  194  quality measures, and patient charge data to disclose based upon
  195  input from the council. When determining which conditions and
  196  procedures are to be disclosed, the council and the agency shall
  197  consider variation in costs, variation in outcomes, and
  198  magnitude of variations and other relevant information. When
  199  determining which health care quality measures to disclose, the
  200  agency:
  201         a. Shall consider such factors as volume of cases; average
  202  patient charges; average length of stay; complication rates;
  203  mortality rates; and infection rates, among others, which shall
  204  be adjusted for case mix and severity, if applicable.
  205         b. May consider such additional measures that are adopted
  206  by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies, National
  207  Quality Forum, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
  208  Healthcare Organizations, the Agency for Healthcare Research and
  209  Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a
  210  similar national entity that establishes standards to measure
  211  the performance of health care providers, or by other states.
  213  When determining which patient charge data to disclose, the
  214  agency shall include such measures as the average of
  215  undiscounted charges on frequently performed procedures and
  216  preventive diagnostic procedures, the range of procedure charges
  217  from highest to lowest, average net revenue per adjusted patient
  218  day, average cost per adjusted patient day, and average cost per
  219  admission, among others.
  220         2. Make available performance measures, benefit design, and
  221  premium cost data from health plans licensed pursuant to chapter
  222  627 or chapter 641. The agency shall determine which health care
  223  quality measures and member and subscriber cost data to
  224  disclose, based upon input from the council. When determining
  225  which data to disclose, the agency shall consider information
  226  that may be required by either individual or group purchasers to
  227  assess the value of the product, which may include membership
  228  satisfaction, quality of care, current enrollment or membership,
  229  coverage areas, accreditation status, premium costs, plan costs,
  230  premium increases, range of benefits, copayments and
  231  deductibles, accuracy and speed of claims payment, credentials
  232  of physicians, number of providers, names of network providers,
  233  and hospitals in the network. Health plans shall make available
  234  to the agency any such data or information that is not currently
  235  reported to the agency or the office.
  236         3. Determine the method and format for public disclosure of
  237  data reported pursuant to this paragraph. The agency shall make
  238  its determination based upon input from the State Consumer
  239  Health Information and Policy Advisory Council. At a minimum,
  240  the data shall be made available on the agency’s Internet
  241  website in a manner that allows consumers to conduct an
  242  interactive search that allows them to view and compare the
  243  information for specific providers. The website must include
  244  such additional information as is determined necessary to ensure
  245  that the website enhances informed decisionmaking among
  246  consumers and health care purchasers, which shall include, at a
  247  minimum, appropriate guidance on how to use the data and an
  248  explanation of why the data may vary from provider to provider.
  249         4. Publish on its website undiscounted charges for no fewer
  250  than 150 of the most commonly performed adult and pediatric
  251  procedures, including outpatient, inpatient, diagnostic, and
  252  preventative procedures.
  253         (4) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—
  254         (a) The center shall provide technical assistance to
  255  persons or organizations engaged in health planning activities
  256  in the effective use of statistics collected and compiled by the
  257  center. The center shall also provide the following additional
  258  technical assistance services:
  259         1. Establish procedures identifying the circumstances under
  260  which, the places at which, the persons from whom, and the
  261  methods by which a person may secure data from the center,
  262  including procedures governing requests, the ordering of
  263  requests, timeframes for handling requests, and other procedures
  264  necessary to facilitate the use of the center’s data. To the
  265  extent possible, the center should provide current data timely
  266  in response to requests from public or private agencies.
  267         2. Provide assistance to data sources and users in the
  268  areas of database design, survey design, sampling procedures,
  269  statistical interpretation, and data access to promote improved
  270  health-care-related data sets.
  271         3. Identify health care data gaps and provide technical
  272  assistance to other public or private organizations for meeting
  273  documented health care data needs.
  274         4. Assist other organizations in developing statistical
  275  abstracts of their data sets that could be used by the center.
  276         5. Provide statistical support to state agencies with
  277  regard to the use of databases maintained by the center.
  278         6. To the extent possible, respond to multiple requests for
  279  information not currently collected by the center or available
  280  from other sources by initiating data collection.
  281         7. Maintain detailed information on data maintained by
  282  other local, state, federal, and private agencies in order to
  283  advise those who use the center of potential sources of data
  284  which are requested but which are not available from the center.
  285         8. Respond to requests for data which are not available in
  286  published form by initiating special computer runs on data sets
  287  available to the center.
  288         9. Monitor innovations in health information technology,
  289  informatics, and the exchange of health information and maintain
  290  a repository of technical resources to support the development
  291  of a health information network.
  292         (b) The agency shall administer, manage, and monitor grants
  293  to not-for-profit organizations, regional health information
  294  organizations, public health departments, or state agencies that
  295  submit proposals for planning, implementation, or training
  296  projects to advance the development of a health information
  297  network. Any grant contract shall be evaluated to ensure the
  298  effective outcome of the health information project.
  299         (c) The agency shall initiate, oversee, manage, and
  300  evaluate the integration of health care data from each state
  301  agency that collects, stores, and reports on health care issues
  302  and make that data available to any health care practitioner
  303  through a state health information network.
  304         (5) PUBLICATIONS; REPORTS; SPECIAL STUDIES.—The center
  305  shall provide for the widespread dissemination of data which it
  306  collects and analyzes. The center shall have the following
  307  publication, reporting, and special study functions:
  308         (a) The center shall publish and make available
  309  periodically to agencies and individuals health statistics
  310  publications of general interest, including health plan consumer
  311  reports and health maintenance organization member satisfaction
  312  surveys; publications providing health statistics on topical
  313  health policy issues; publications that provide health status
  314  profiles of the people in this state; and other topical health
  315  statistics publications.
  316         (b) The center shall publish, make available, and
  317  disseminate, promptly and as widely as practicable, the results
  318  of special health surveys, health care research, and health care
  319  evaluations conducted or supported under this section. Any
  320  publication by the center must include a statement of the
  321  limitations on the quality, accuracy, and completeness of the
  322  data.
  323         (c) The center shall provide indexing, abstracting,
  324  translation, publication, and other services leading to a more
  325  effective and timely dissemination of health care statistics.
  326         (d) The center shall be responsible for publishing and
  327  disseminating an annual report on the center’s activities.
  328         (e) The center shall be responsible, to the extent
  329  resources are available, for conducting a variety of special
  330  studies and surveys to expand the health care information and
  331  statistics available for health policy analyses, particularly
  332  for the review of public policy issues. The center shall develop
  333  a process by which users of the center’s data are periodically
  334  surveyed regarding critical data needs and the results of the
  335  survey considered in determining which special surveys or
  336  studies will be conducted. The center shall select problems in
  337  health care for research, policy analyses, or special data
  338  collections on the basis of their local, regional, or state
  339  importance; the unique potential for definitive research on the
  340  problem; and opportunities for application of the study
  341  findings.
  342         (4)(6) PROVIDER DATA REPORTING.—This section does not
  343  confer on the agency the power to demand or require that a
  344  health care provider or professional furnish information,
  345  records of interviews, written reports, statements, notes,
  346  memoranda, or data other than as expressly required by law.
  348         (a) The agency shall implement the transparency initiative
  349  in a manner that recognizes state-collected data as an asset and
  350  rewards taxpayer investment in information collection and
  351  management Legislature intends that funding for the Florida
  352  Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis be
  353  appropriated from the General Revenue Fund.
  354         (b) The agency Florida Center for Health Information and
  355  Policy Analysis may apply for, and receive, and accept grants,
  356  gifts, and other payments, including property and services, from
  357  a any governmental or other public or private entity or person
  358  and make arrangements for as to the use of such funds same,
  359  including the undertaking of special studies and other projects
  360  relating to health-care-related topics. Funds obtained pursuant
  361  to this paragraph may not be used to offset annual
  362  appropriations from the General Revenue Fund.
  363         (c) The agency shall ensure that a vendor who enters into a
  364  contract with the state under this section does not inhibit or
  365  impede consumer access to state-collected health data and
  366  information center may charge such reasonable fees for services
  367  as the agency prescribes by rule. The established fees may not
  368  exceed the reasonable cost for such services. Fees collected may
  369  not be used to offset annual appropriations from the General
  370  Revenue Fund.
  372  COUNCIL.—
  373         (a) There is established in the agency the State Consumer
  374  Health Information and Policy Advisory Council to assist the
  375  center in reviewing the comprehensive health information system,
  376  including the identification, collection, standardization,
  377  sharing, and coordination of health-related data, fraud and
  378  abuse data, and professional and facility licensing data among
  379  federal, state, local, and private entities and to recommend
  380  improvements for purposes of public health, policy analysis, and
  381  transparency of consumer health care information. The council
  382  shall consist of the following members:
  383         1. An employee of the Executive Office of the Governor, to
  384  be appointed by the Governor.
  385         2. An employee of the Office of Insurance Regulation, to be
  386  appointed by the director of the office.
  387         3. An employee of the Department of Education, to be
  388  appointed by the Commissioner of Education.
  389         4. Ten persons, to be appointed by the Secretary of Health
  390  Care Administration, representing other state and local
  391  agencies, state universities, business and health coalitions,
  392  local health councils, professional health-care-related
  393  associations, consumers, and purchasers.
  394         (b) Each member of the council shall be appointed to serve
  395  for a term of 2 years following the date of appointment, except
  396  the term of appointment shall end 3 years following the date of
  397  appointment for members appointed in 2003, 2004, and 2005. A
  398  vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the
  399  term, and each appointing authority retains the right to
  400  reappoint members whose terms of appointment have expired.
  401         (c) The council may meet at the call of its chair, at the
  402  request of the agency, or at the request of a majority of its
  403  membership, but the council must meet at least quarterly.
  404         (d) Members shall elect a chair and vice chair annually.
  405         (e) A majority of the members constitutes a quorum, and the
  406  affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum is necessary to take
  407  action.
  408         (f) The council shall maintain minutes of each meeting and
  409  shall make such minutes available to any person.
  410         (g) Members of the council shall serve without compensation
  411  but shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and
  412  travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061.
  413         (h) The council’s duties and responsibilities include, but
  414  are not limited to, the following:
  415         1. To develop a mission statement, goals, and a plan of
  416  action for the identification, collection, standardization,
  417  sharing, and coordination of health-related data across federal,
  418  state, and local government and private sector entities.
  419         2. To develop a review process to ensure cooperative
  420  planning among agencies that collect or maintain health-related
  421  data.
  422         3. To create ad hoc issue-oriented technical workgroups on
  423  an as-needed basis to make recommendations to the council.
  424         (9) APPLICATION TO OTHER AGENCIES.—Nothing in this section
  425  shall limit, restrict, affect, or control the collection,
  426  analysis, release, or publication of data by any state agency
  427  pursuant to its statutory authority, duties, or
  428  responsibilities.
  429         Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
  430  381.026, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  431         381.026 Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and
  432  Responsibilities.—
  433         (4) RIGHTS OF PATIENTS.—Each health care facility or
  434  provider shall observe the following standards:
  435         (c) Financial information and disclosure.—
  436         1. A patient has the right to be given, upon request, by
  437  the responsible provider, his or her designee, or a
  438  representative of the health care facility full information and
  439  necessary counseling on the availability of known financial
  440  resources for the patient’s health care.
  441         2. A health care provider or a health care facility shall,
  442  upon request, disclose to each patient who is eligible for
  443  Medicare, before treatment, whether the health care provider or
  444  the health care facility in which the patient is receiving
  445  medical services accepts assignment under Medicare reimbursement
  446  as payment in full for medical services and treatment rendered
  447  in the health care provider’s office or health care facility.
  448         3. A primary care provider may publish a schedule of
  449  charges for the medical services that the provider offers to
  450  patients. The schedule must include the prices charged to an
  451  uninsured person paying for such services by cash, check, credit
  452  card, or debit card. The schedule must be posted in a
  453  conspicuous place in the reception area of the provider’s office
  454  and must include, but is not limited to, the 50 services most
  455  frequently provided by the primary care provider. The schedule
  456  may group services by three price levels, listing services in
  457  each price level. The posting must be at least 15 square feet in
  458  size. A primary care provider who publishes and maintains a
  459  schedule of charges for medical services is exempt from the
  460  license fee requirements for a single period of renewal of a
  461  professional license under chapter 456 for that licensure term
  462  and is exempt from the continuing education requirements of
  463  chapter 456 and the rules implementing those requirements for a
  464  single 2-year period.
  465         4. If a primary care provider publishes a schedule of
  466  charges pursuant to subparagraph 3., he or she must continually
  467  post it at all times for the duration of active licensure in
  468  this state when primary care services are provided to patients.
  469  If a primary care provider fails to post the schedule of charges
  470  in accordance with this subparagraph, the provider must shall be
  471  required to pay any license fee and comply with any continuing
  472  education requirements for which an exemption was received.
  473         5. A health care provider or a health care facility shall,
  474  upon request, furnish a person, before the provision of medical
  475  services, a reasonable estimate of charges for such services.
  476  The health care provider or the health care facility shall
  477  provide an uninsured person, before the provision of a planned
  478  nonemergency medical service, a reasonable estimate of charges
  479  for such service and information regarding the provider’s or
  480  facility’s discount or charity policies for which the uninsured
  481  person may be eligible. Such estimates by a primary care
  482  provider must be consistent with the schedule posted under
  483  subparagraph 3. To the extent possible, estimates shall, to the
  484  extent possible, be written in language comprehensible to an
  485  ordinary layperson. Such reasonable estimate does not preclude
  486  the health care provider or health care facility from exceeding
  487  the estimate or making additional charges based on changes in
  488  the patient’s condition or treatment needs.
  489         6. Each licensed facility not operated by the state shall
  490  make available to the public on its Internet website or by other
  491  electronic means a description of and a link to the performance
  492  outcome and financial data that is published by the agency
  493  pursuant to s. 408.05(3)(k). The facility shall place a notice
  494  in the reception area that such information is available
  495  electronically and the website address. The licensed facility
  496  may indicate that the pricing information is based on a
  497  compilation of charges for the average patient and that each
  498  patient’s bill may vary from the average depending upon the
  499  severity of illness and individual resources consumed. The
  500  licensed facility may also indicate that the price of service is
  501  negotiable for eligible patients based upon the patient’s
  502  ability to pay.
  503         7. A patient has the right to receive a copy of an itemized
  504  bill upon request. A patient has a right to be given an
  505  explanation of charges upon request.
  506         Section 3. Subsection (11) of section 395.301, Florida
  507  Statutes, is amended to read:
  508         395.301 Itemized patient bill; form and content prescribed
  509  by the agency.—
  510         (11) Each licensed facility shall make available on its
  511  Internet website a link to the performance outcome and financial
  512  data that is published by the Agency for Health Care
  513  Administration pursuant to s. 408.05(3)(k). The facility shall
  514  place a notice in the reception area that the information is
  515  available electronically and the facility’s Internet website
  516  address.
  517         Section 4. Section 465.0244, Florida Statutes, is amended
  518  to read:
  519         465.0244 Information disclosure.—Every pharmacy shall make
  520  available on its Internet website a link to the performance
  521  outcome and financial data that is published by the Agency for
  522  Health Care Administration pursuant to s. 408.05(3)(k) and shall
  523  place in the area where customers receive filled prescriptions
  524  notice that such information is available electronically and the
  525  address of its Internet website.
  526         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 627.6499, Florida
  527  Statutes, is amended to read:
  528         627.6499 Reporting by insurers and third-party
  529  administrators.—
  530         (2) Each health insurance issuer shall make available on
  531  its Internet website a link to the performance outcome and
  532  financial data that is published by the Agency for Health Care
  533  Administration pursuant to s. 408.05(3)(k) and shall include in
  534  every policy delivered or issued for delivery to any person in
  535  the state or any materials provided as required by s. 627.64725
  536  notice that such information is available electronically and the
  537  address of its Internet website.
  538         Section 6. Subsection (7) of section 641.54, Florida
  539  Statutes, is amended to read:
  540         641.54 Information disclosure.—
  541         (7) Each health maintenance organization shall make
  542  available on its Internet website a link to the performance
  543  outcome and financial data that is published by the Agency for
  544  Health Care Administration pursuant to s. 408.05(3)(k) and shall
  545  include in every policy delivered or issued for delivery to any
  546  person in the state or any materials provided as required by s.
  547  627.64725 notice that such information is available
  548  electronically and the address of its Internet website.
  549         Section 7. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.