senate Bill S2080

Relates to accountable care organizations

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.7
  • 28 / Jan / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1989

Summary

Relates to accountable care organizations.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1989
Versions:
S2080
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 461 of 2012
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Cycle:
A1989

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2080

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 461 of the laws of 2012,
amending the public health law relating to accountable care
organizations, in relation to a certain workgroup convened by the
commissioner of health

PURPOSE: To adjust the charge and membership of the Accountable Care
Organization (ACO) Workgroup in relation to Medicaid managed care,
Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Chapter 461 of 2012 created a workgroup to be
convened by the Commissioner of Health to develop a proposal whereby
an ACO could directly serve Medicaid, Family Health Plus or Child
Health Plus enrollees. Prior to Governor Cuomo signing the bill, he
and the Assembly and Senate leadership agreed to pass legislation to
adjust that charge so the workgroup will consider whether such
activity should be enabled, rather than directing it to develop such a
proposal.

The agreement also called for adding representatives of health plans
that serve those programs, as well as advocates for persons enrolled
in those programs to the ACO workgroup.

This bill would enact the changes that were agreed to.

JUSTIFICATION: The workgroup will examine the feasibility of ACO
direct contracts with public health programs, which in some cases
would have the ACO acting in place of a managed care plan. The
conclusions of the workgroup will advise the executive and legislature
as to the advisability of such arrangements and what regulatory or
statutory amendments would be required.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, and deemed to be in full force and effect
since October 3, 2012.

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

                                  2080

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend chapter 461 of the laws of  2012,  amending  the  public
  health  law relating to accountable care organizations, in relation to
  a certain workgroup convened by the commissioner of health

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

  Section  1. Section 2 of chapter 461 of the laws of 2012, amending the
public health law relating to accountable care organizations, is amended
to read as follows:
  S 2. The commissioner of health shall convene a workgroup to  [develop
a  proposal  whereby] CONSIDER WHETHER an ACO [may] SHOULD BE ENABLED TO
serve, in place of a managed care plan: (a) Medicaid enrollees otherwise
required to participate in managed care, care management, or care  coor-
dination  under section 364-j of the social services law, section 4403-f
of the public health law, or other law;  and  (b)  enrollees  in  family
health  plus  under  section  369-ee  or  section  369-ff  of the social
services law and the child health insurance  plan  under  title  1-A  of
article  25  of  the public health law. The workgroup shall include, but
not be limited to, representatives of: accountable care organizations or
entities seeking to form an accountable care organization under  article
29-E  of  the  public health law; health care providers serving Medicaid
enrollees; HEALTH PLANS THAT SERVE  MEDICAID,  FAMILY  HEALTH  PLUS  AND
CHILD  HEALTH  INSURANCE PLAN ENROLLEES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ADVOCATE
FOR Medicaid, family health plus, and child health insurance plan enrol-
lees; and the senate and the assembly.  The workgroup shall  report  its
CONCLUSIONS  AND  recommendations,  IF  ANY, for regulatory or statutory
actions to the governor[, the commissioner of health,] and the  legisla-
ture.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after October 3, 2012.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04594-01-3

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