Florida Senate - 2015 SB 340 By Senator Grimsley 21-00441-15 2015340__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to crisis stabilization services; 3 amending s. 394.9082, F.S.; requiring the Department 4 of Children and Families to develop standards and 5 protocols for the collection, storage, transmittal, 6 and analysis of utilization data from public receiving 7 facilities; defining the term “public receiving 8 facility”; requiring the department to require 9 compliance by managing entities by a specified date; 10 requiring a managing entity to require public 11 receiving facilities in its provider network to submit 12 certain data within specified timeframes; requiring 13 managing entities to reconcile data to ensure 14 accuracy; requiring managing entities to submit 15 certain data to the department within specified 16 timeframes; requiring the department to create a 17 statewide database; requiring the department to adopt 18 rules; requiring the department to submit an annual 19 report to the Governor and the Legislature; providing 20 that implementation is subject to specific 21 appropriations; providing an effective date. 22 23 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 24 25 Section 1. Present subsections (10) and (11) of section 26 394.9082, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (11) 27 and (12), respectively, and a new subsection (10) is added to 28 that section, to read: 29 394.9082 Behavioral health managing entities.— 30 (10) CRISIS STABILIZATION SERVICES UTILIZATION DATABASE. 31 The department shall develop, implement, and maintain standards 32 under which a managing entity shall collect utilization data 33 from all public receiving facilities situated within its 34 geographic service area. As used in this subsection, the term 35 “public receiving facility” means an entity that meets the 36 licensure requirements of and is designated by the department to 37 operate as a public receiving facility under s. 394.875 and that 38 is operating as a licensed crisis stabilization unit. 39 (a) The department shall develop standards and protocols 40 for managing entities and public receiving facilities to use in 41 the collection, storage, transmittal, and analysis of data. The 42 standards and protocols must allow for compatibility of data and 43 data transmittal between public receiving facilities, managing 44 entities, and the department for the implementation and 45 requirements of this subsection. The department shall require 46 managing entities contracted under this section to comply with 47 this subsection by August 1, 2015. 48 (b) A managing entity shall require a public receiving 49 facility within its provider network to submit data to the 50 managing entity, in real time or at least daily, for: 51 1. All admissions and discharges of clients receiving 52 public receiving facility services who qualify as indigent, as 53 defined in s. 394.4787; and 54 2. Current active census of total licensed beds, the number 55 of beds purchased by the department, the number of clients 56 qualifying as indigent occupying those beds, and the total 57 number of unoccupied licensed beds regardless of funding. 58 (c) A managing entity shall require a public receiving 59 facility within its provider network to submit data, on a 60 monthly basis, to the managing entity which aggregates the daily 61 data submitted under paragraph (b). The managing entity shall 62 reconcile the data in the monthly submission to the data 63 received by the managing entity under paragraph (b) to check for 64 consistency. If the monthly aggregate data submitted by a public 65 receiving facility under this paragraph is inconsistent with the 66 daily data submitted under paragraph (b), the managing entity 67 shall consult with the public receiving facility to make 68 corrections as necessary to ensure accurate data. 69 (d) A managing entity shall require a public receiving 70 facility within its provider network to submit data, on an 71 annual basis, to the managing entity which aggregates the data 72 submitted and reconciled under paragraph (c). The managing 73 entity shall reconcile the data in the annual submission to the 74 data received and reconciled by the managing entity under 75 paragraph (c) to check for consistency. If the annual aggregate 76 data submitted by a public receiving facility under this 77 paragraph is inconsistent with the data received and reconciled 78 under paragraph (c), the managing entity shall consult with the 79 public receiving facility to make corrections as necessary to 80 ensure accurate data. 81 (e) After ensuring accurate data under paragraphs (c) and 82 (d), the managing entity shall submit the data to the department 83 on a monthly and an annual basis. The department shall create a 84 statewide database for the data described under paragraph (b) 85 and submitted under this paragraph for the purpose of analyzing 86 the payments for and the use of crisis stabilization services 87 funded by the Baker Act on a statewide basis and on an 88 individual public receiving facility basis. 89 (f) The department shall adopt rules to administer this 90 subsection. 91 (g) The department shall submit a report by January 31, 92 2016, and annually thereafter, to the Governor, the President of 93 the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives 94 which provides details on the implementation of this subsection, 95 including the status of the data collection process and a 96 detailed analysis of the data collected under this subsection. 97 (h) The implementation of this subsection is subject to 98 specific appropriations provided to the department under the 99 General Appropriations Act. 100 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.