senate Bill S980A

Increases medicaid reimbursement payment aggregate for private duty nursing services and care

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 980A

Summary

Increases medicaid reimbursement payment aggregate for private duty nursing services and care by 15 million dollars for period 7/1/12 to 3/31/13, and by 20 million dollars annually thereafter for each period from April 1 to March 31.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2800A
Versions:
S980
S980A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-o, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S5040, A692, A693
2007-2008: S124A, A2290A, A2321

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BILL NUMBER:S980A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to medicaid reimbursement
of private duty nursing services and care

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To increase Medicaid beneficiaries access to quality health care
services by increasing Medicaid fees for private duty nursing services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of this bill would add a new Section 365-o to the Social
Services Law governing reimbursement of private duty nursing services.
The bill would allocate $15 million in State Fiscal Year (SFY)
2012-2013 to increase reimbursement under the Medicaid program for
private duty nursing services for the period July 1, 2012 to March
31, 2013. The bill would allocate $20 million for such reimbursement
on annual fiscal year basis thereafter.

JUSTIFICATION:
The State is currently experiencing a very serious shortage in private
duty nursing. This shortage is due to a variety of factors including
the lowest unemployment rate in over a decade, and rates of
reimbursement in both the commercial and government sectors that have
not kept pace with market demands. In some areas of the State, the
Medicaid rates for private duty nursing have not changed in over a
decade.

The nursing shortage is making it difficult to recruit and retain
qualified nurses, particularly in specialty areas such as nursing
care for medically and technologically dependent children and adults.
This bill would provide the resources necessary to assist in
recruiting and retaining qualified nursing care for the State's most
vulnerable population - Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition to easing
the workforce shortage in nursing and increasing access to quality
care, the bill would provide badly needed respite to family members
who are struggling to care for medically complex children and adults.
The bill will reduce Medicaid costs over the long term by reducing
unnecessary hospitalization that are the result of a lack of access
to community care.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Senate:
2009-10: S.5040 - Referred to Health
2007-08: S.124A - Referred to Social Services
2005-06: S.175A - Referred to Social Services
2003-04: S.832A - Referred to Social Services
2001-02: S.1732 - Referred to Social Services
1999-00: S.7353 - Referred to Social Services

Assembly:
2009-10: A.692 - (Jacobs) Referred to Social Services
2007-08: A.2290A - Referred to Social Services, Reported to
Ways & Means
2005-06: A.1182A - Referred to Social Services


2003-04: A.1558 - Referred to Social Services
2001-02: A.78 - Referred to Social Services
1999-00: A.9932 - Referred to Social Services, Reported to
Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill will increase the Status share of Medicaid costs by an
estimated $15 million in
SFY 2012-2013. However, the bill will likely
decrease Medicaid costs over the long term through the provision of
more timely care and a decrease in institutional costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
July 1, 2012

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

                                 980--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, HUNTLEY, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
  SERRANO  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to  the  Committee
  on  Health  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend  the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  medicaid
  reimbursement of private duty nursing services and care

  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
365-o to read as follows:
  S  365-O.  REIMBURSEMENT  OF  PRIVATE  DUTY NURSING SERVICES AND CARE.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, RATES  OF  PAYMENT
FOR  CARE  AND  SERVICES  FURNISHED  BY  A PRIVATE DUTY NURSE THAT WOULD
OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR REIMBURSEMENT PURSUANT  TO  THIS  TITLE  SHALL  BE
INCREASED  BY  AN  AMOUNT  NOT  TO EXCEED FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS IN THE
AGGREGATE FOR THE PERIOD JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE TO MARCH  THIR-
TY-FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  THIRTEEN,  AND TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY
THEREAFTER FOR EACH PERIOD OF APRIL FIRST TO MARCH THIRTY-FIRST.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04245-02-2

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