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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 627
INSURANCE RATES AND CONTRACTS
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F.S. 627.42392
627.42392 Prior authorization.
(1) As used in this section, the term “health insurer” means an authorized insurer offering health insurance as defined in s. 624.603, a managed care plan as defined in s. 409.962(10), or a health maintenance organization as defined in s. 641.19(12).
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective January 1, 2017, or six (6) months after the effective date of the rule adopting the prior authorization form, whichever is later, a health insurer, or a pharmacy benefits manager on behalf of the health insurer, which does not provide an electronic prior authorization process for use by its contracted providers, shall only use the prior authorization form that has been approved by the Financial Services Commission for granting a prior authorization for a medical procedure, course of treatment, or prescription drug benefit. Such form may not exceed two pages in length, excluding any instructions or guiding documentation, and must include all clinical documentation necessary for the health insurer to make a decision. At a minimum, the form must include: (1) sufficient patient information to identify the member, date of birth, full name, and Health Plan ID number; (2) provider name, address and phone number; (3) the medical procedure, course of treatment, or prescription drug benefit being requested, including the medical reason therefor, and all services tried and failed; (4) any laboratory documentation required; and (5) an attestation that all information provided is true and accurate.
(3) The Financial Services Commission in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration shall adopt by rule guidelines for all prior authorization forms which ensure the general uniformity of such forms.
(4) Electronic prior authorization approvals do not preclude benefit verification or medical review by the insurer under either the medical or pharmacy benefits.
History.ss. 3, 4, ch. 2016-222; s. 16, ch. 2016-224; s. 40, ch. 2017-3.