Senator Kenneth P. LaValle took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. The new facility more than doubles the hospital's original breast center and allows the hospital to expand its diagnostic services. Senator LaValle is committed to bringing advanced medical technologies to eastern Long Island so that residents will have access to state-of-the-art health care services close to home.
If you or a loved one rely on life-support equipment that would be affected by an electrical outage, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make you aware of the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) “Critical Care Program.”
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored that would allow Occupational Therapists to treat non-medical conditions and provide for the licensure of Occupational Therapy Assistants has passed the Senate.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle received his flu shot at the FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC he sponsored at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on September 29, 2010. Senator LaValle noted that 400 free immunizations were administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation which prevents health insurance plans from creating new “specialty tiers” to dramatically increase the copayments that consumers pay has been signed into law. The law becomes effective October 31, 2010 and will protect people suffering from chronic or life threatening illnesses from discriminatory copayments.
New York State Senator Ken LaValle recently met with hospital leaders to discuss regional issues. From left, Ken Roberts, President of Mather Hosptial; LaValle; Ken Jacoppi, Board President Mather Hospital; and Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Dean, School of Medicine and SVP Health Sciences of Stony Brook University.
Expands DA’s Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse
New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said he voted for a bill (S.594) that passed the Senate on June 6 that implements a key recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties.
The legislation helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud.