senate Bill S1550

Authorizes a pilot program for enhanced prior approval of high cost diagnostic radiology services

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health, within fiscal year 2011-2012, to contract with high bidders to perform pilot projects to assess the feasibility of reducing medically unnecessary high cost radiological procedures and generalizing cost savings to the state through enhanced medical management and prior review of orders for diagnostic imaging.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3080
Versions:
S1550
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง369-gg, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5764, A8792

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1550

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation
to making municipal housing authorities subject to the review and regu-
lation of the authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of
chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating
to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law there-
in, relating to exempting municipal housing authorities from the public
authorities law

PURPOSE: This bill adds municipal housing authorities to the list of
entities that fall within the purview of the public authorities reform
legislation and the Authorities Budget Office.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - municipal housing authority is added to the definition of
"local authority".

Section 2 - section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the
public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the
public authorities law therein is repealed.

Section 3 - effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The bill would strengthen the Public Authorities Reform
Act by including "municipal housing authority" within the definition of
"local authority". The enactment of public authorities reform tasked the
Authorities Budget Office with responsibilities such as: prohibiting the
creation of subsidiary authorities without legislative approval (with
certain exceptions), making changes to the authority board's governing
process, creating a fiduciary duty, enabling the comptroller to approve
authority contracts, strengthening the rules on the disposition of
public authority property, providing MWBE and creating whistleblower
protections. However, due to the oversight of a statute from 1957,
municipal public housing authorities were inadvertently excluded from
the reform legislation. This bill corrects that oversight.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S7535 - Referred to Corporations, Authori-
ties and Commissions.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1550

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  authorizing  a
  pilot  program  for  enhanced  prior  approval of high cost diagnostic
  radiology services

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
369-gg to read as follows:
  S 369-GG. PILOT PROGRAM FOR ENHANCED PRIOR APPROVAL OF HIGH COST DIAG-
NOSTIC  RADIOLOGY  SERVICES.  1.  PURSUANT  TO   SECTION   ONE   HUNDRED
SIXTY-THREE  OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL,
WITHIN THE FISCAL YEAR OF  TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN--TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE,
CONTRACT  WITH QUALIFIED BIDDERS TO PERFORM PILOT PROJECTS TO ASSESS THE
FEASIBILITY OF REDUCING MEDICALLY  UNNECESSARY  HIGH  COST  RADIOLOGICAL
PROCEDURES  AND  GENERALIZING COST SAVINGS TO THE STATE THROUGH ENHANCED
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT AND PRIOR REVIEW OF ORDERS FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL SELECT AN ENTITY TO  PERFORM  SUCH
PILOT PROJECT UTILIZING THE FOLLOWING SELECTION CRITERIA:
  (A) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND
CURRENTLY   UTILIZING   LICENSED  PROFESSIONALS  TO  CONDUCT  INTAKE  OF
PATIENTS;
  (B) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND
CURRENTLY UTILIZING ONLY LICENSED  RADIOLOGISTS  TO  MAKE  PRIOR  REVIEW
DETERMINATIONS;
  (C) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND
CURRENTLY UTILIZING LICENSED RADIOLOGISTS TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMA-
TION, AS NECESSARY, FROM THE TREATING PROVIDER;
  (D)  THE  ENTITY SHALL BE BASED IN NEW YORK AND AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT
OF THE ENTITY'S EMPLOYEES SHALL RESIDE IN NEW YORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06119-01-1

S. 1550                             2

  S 2. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of  this  act
shall  be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid,
such judgment shall not affect,  impair,  or  invalidate  the  remainder
thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence,
paragraph, section, or part thereof directly involved in the controversy
in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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