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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 641
HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROGRAMS
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F.S. 641.514
1641.514 Coverage for air ambulance services.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Air ambulance service” has the same meaning as provided in s. 401.23.
(b) “Health maintenance organization” has the same meaning as provided in s. 641.19(12).
(c) “Reasonable reimbursement” means reimbursement that considers the direct cost to provide the air ambulance transportation service to the subscriber, the operation of an air ambulance service by a county which operates entirely within a designated area of critical state concern as determined by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and in-network reimbursement established by the health maintenance organization for the specific contract. The term does not include the amount of billed charges for the cost of services rendered.
(2) A health maintenance contract must require a health maintenance organization to provide reasonable reimbursement to an air ambulance service for covered nonemergency and emergency services provided to a subscriber in accordance with the coverage terms of the contract. Such reasonable reimbursement may be reduced only by applicable copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Payment in full by the subscriber of his or her applicable copayment, coinsurance, or deductible constitutes an accord and satisfaction of, and constitutes a release of, any claim for additional moneys owed by the subscriber to the health maintenance organization or to any person or entity in connection with the air ambulance service.
History.s. 2, ch. 2020-177.
1Note.Section 5, ch. 2020-177, provides that “[i]f any provision of section 627.42397, Florida Statutes, or section 641.514, Florida Statutes, as created by this act, is determined to be invalid or inoperative for any reason, the remaining provisions thereof shall be deemed to be void and of no effect. To this end, the Legislature declares that it would not have enacted any of the provisions of section 627.42397, Florida Statutes, or section 641.514, Florida Statutes, individually and expressly finds them not to be severable.”