senate Bill S672

Prohibits the department of health from reducing reimbursement rates of the early intervention program

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Prohibits the department of health from reducing reimbursement rates of the early intervention program below those rates in effect on March 1, 2010.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S672
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4219

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S672

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to prohibit the New York state department of health from reducing the
reimbursement rates for the early intervention program below the rates in
effect as of March 1, 2010

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to prevent the NYS Department of Health
from reducing the reimbursement rates for providers who provide
services under the Early Intervention Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill states that the NYS Department of Health shall
not reduce the reimbursement rates for the Early Intervention Program
established by section 2540 of the public health law below those
reimbursement rates in effect as of March 1, 2010.

Section 2 of the bill sets an immediate effective date and shall be
deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after March 1,
2010.

JUSTIFICATION:

In April of 2010, the Commissioner of the NYS Department of Health,
revised and reduced reimbursement rates for Early Intervention
Providers (EIP); including but not limited to, speech therapists,
physical therapists, occupational therapists, ABA teachers, social
workers, psychologists, and other professionals without
consideration by the NYS Legislature. Nearly, 75,000 children and
families are served in the NYS Early Intervention Program each year.
The impact of the reduction in provider rates has a direct
correlation in the reduction in the numbers of children served with
developmental disabilities. The passage of this bill will prevent the
Commissioner of NYS Department of Health from reducing the
reimbursement rates for Early Intervention Providers (EIP) without
legislative action.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.4219/A.00705 (Weprin)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on and after March 1, 2010.


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

                                   672

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to prohibit the New York state department of health from reducing
  the reimbursement rates for the early intervention program  below  the
  rates in effect as of March 1, 2010

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

  Section 1. The department of health shall not reduce the reimbursement
rates for the Early Intervention Program established by section 2540  of
the  public  health  law below those reimbursement rates in effect as of
March 1, 2010.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on and after March 1, 2010.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02896-02-3

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