Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1550
       By Senator Artiles
       40-01536-17                                           20171550__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Center for Health
    3         Information and Technology; amending s. 408.05, F.S.;
    4         requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to
    5         contract with a vendor relating to development of
    6         systems to leverage existing public and private health
    7         care data sources for specified purposes; requiring
    8         the agency to submit a report to the Legislature by a
    9         specified date; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Present paragraphs (d) through (j) of subsection
   14  (3) of section 408.05, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   15  paragraphs (e) through (k), respectively, and a new paragraph
   16  (d) is added to that subsection, to read:
   17         408.05 Florida Center for Health Information and
   18  Transparency.—
   19         (3) HEALTH INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY.—In order to
   20  disseminate and facilitate the availability of comparable and
   21  uniform health information, the agency shall perform the
   22  following functions:
   23         (d)1. Contract with a vendor to investigate and report to
   24  the Legislature on opportunities for, and best practices in, the
   25  development of systems that will leverage existing public and
   26  private health care data sources, in order to:
   27         a. Provide health care providers with real-time access to
   28  information about their patients’ health records, including
   29  public program or private insurance eligibility, across delivery
   30  systems and geographic locations;
   31         b. Ensure that health care services, including Medicaid
   32  services, are clinically appropriate; and
   33         c. Ensure cost avoidance through elimination of duplicative
   34  services or overutilization of services.
   35         2. The agency shall submit the report to the Legislature by
   36  March 1, 2018.
   37         3. This paragraph is repealed July 1, 2018.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.