Florida Senate - 2024                               CS for SB 56
       By the Committee on Banking and Insurance; and Senator Harrell
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to coverage for skin cancer
    3         screenings; amending s. 110.12303, F.S.; requiring the
    4         Department of Management Services to provide coverage
    5         and payment through state employee group health
    6         insurance contracts for certain annual skin cancer
    7         screenings, without imposing a cost-sharing
    8         requirement; specifying a requirement for and a
    9         restriction on payments for such screenings; providing
   10         an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 110.12303,
   15  Florida Statutes, to read:
   16         110.12303 State group insurance program; additional
   17  benefits; price transparency program; reporting.—
   18         (5)(a)Effective January 1, 2025, the department shall
   19  require all contracted state group health insurance plans and
   20  HMOs to provide coverage and payment, without imposing a
   21  deductible, a copayment, coinsurance, or any other cost-sharing
   22  requirement on the covered individual, for annual skin cancer
   23  screenings performed by a dermatologist licensed under chapter
   24  458 or chapter 459, or by a physician assistant licensed under
   25  chapter 458 or chapter 459 or an advanced practice registered
   26  nurse licensed under chapter 464 who is under the supervision of
   27  a dermatologist licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459.
   28  Payment for such screenings must be consistent with the manner
   29  in which the state group health insurance plan or HMO pays for
   30  other preventive screenings as provided by the American Medical
   31  Association’s Current Procedural Terminology code set.
   32         (b)A state group health insurance plan or HMO
   33  participating under this section may not bundle a payment for
   34  skin cancer screenings performed under this subsection with any
   35  other procedure or service, including, but not limited to, an
   36  evaluation and management visit that is performed during the
   37  same office visit or a subsequent office visit.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.