Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 736
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Diaz) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 40 - 83
    4  and insert:
    5  insured of his or her applicable copayment, coinsurance, or
    6  deductible constitutes an accord and satisfaction of, and
    7  constitutes a release of, any claim for additional moneys owed
    8  by the insured to the health insurer or to any person or entity
    9  in connection with the air ambulance service.
   10         Section 2. Section 641.514, Florida Statutes, is created to
   11  read:
   12         641.514 Coverage for air ambulance services.
   13         (1)As used in this section, the term:
   14         (a)“Air ambulance service” has the same meaning as
   15  provided in s. 401.23.
   16         (b)“Reasonable reimbursement” means reimbursement that
   17  considers the direct cost to provide air ambulance
   18  transportation service to a subscriber, the operation of an air
   19  ambulance service by a county which operates entirely within a
   20  designated area of critical state concern as determined by the
   21  Department of Economic Opportunity, and in-network reimbursement
   22  established by the health maintenance organization for the
   23  specific health maintenance contract. The term does not include
   24  the amount of billed charges for the cost of services rendered.
   25         (2)A health maintenance contract must require a health
   26  maintenance organization to provide reasonable reimbursement to
   27  an air ambulance service for covered nonemergency and emergency
   28  services provided to a subscriber in accordance with the
   29  coverage terms of the policy. Such reasonable reimbursement may
   30  be reduced only by applicable copayments, coinsurance, and
   31  deductibles. Payment in full by the subscriber of his or her
   32  applicable copayment, coinsurance, or deductible constitutes an
   33  accord and satisfaction of, and constitutes a release of, any
   34  claim for additional moneys owed by the subscriber to the health
   35  maintenance organization or to any person or entity in
   36  connection with the air ambulance service.
   37         Section 3. If any provision of s. 627.42397 or s. 641.514,
   38  Florida Statutes, as created by this act is determined to be
   39  invalid or inoperative for any reason, the remaining provisions
   40  thereof shall be deemed to be void and of no effect. To this
   41  end, the Legislature declares that it would not have enacted any
   42  of the provisions of s. 627.42397 or s. 641.514, Florida
   43  Statutes, individually, and expressly finds them not to be
   44  severable.
   45         Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to give
   46  retroactive application or to impair any contract existing
   47  before or on the effective date of this act, or to otherwise
   48  restrict the ability of an air ambulance service, as defined in
   49  s. 401.23, Florida Statutes, to contract to provide nonemergency
   50  and emergency services.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete line 13
   55  and insert:
   56         severable; providing construction; providing an
   57         effective date.