assembly Bill A6983

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes mandatory minimum medicaid coverage for hospital confinement for childbirth

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Apr 07, 2011 referred to social services

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A6983 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2556
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5047, S3117
2013-2014: A2424, S1335
2015-2016: A7110, S1891
2017-2018: A5359, S3288
2019-2020: A6381, S4795
2021-2022: A3386, S5290

A6983 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all insurance policies and health maintenance organization contracts to provide coverage for maternity patients and their newborns for hospital stays of at least 48 hours following childbirth by natural delivery and 96 hours following childbirth by caesarean section; provides similar coverage for patients who are recipients of medicaid.

A6983 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6983

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. COOK, ORTIZ, PHEFFER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. BOYLAND, COLTON, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ,  GLICK,  HIKIND,  MARKEY,
  McENENY,  J. RIVERA,  SCARBOROUGH,  TOWNS -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law,  in  relation  to  establishing
  mandatory  minimum  medicaid  coverage  for  hospital  confinement for
  childbirth

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

  Section  1.  Section  365-a  of  the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. MEDICAID ASSISTANCE SHALL ALSO INCLUDE, FOR MOTHER  AND  NEWBORN,
COVERAGE OF HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT OF AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT HOURS FOLLOWING
A  VAGINAL  DELIVERY AND AT LEAST NINETY-SIX HOURS FOLLOWING A CAESAREAN
SECTION.   NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, A  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  MAY
PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR A SHORTER PERIOD OF HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT PROVIDED
THAT:
  (A) THE MOTHER IN HER SOLE DISCRETION,  EXERCISES  THE  OPTION  TO  BE
DISCHARGED  FROM THE HOSPITAL EARLIER THAN THE TIME PERIOD STATED ABOVE;
AND
  (B) THE TREATING PHYSICIAN,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  GENERALLY  ACCEPTED
MEDICAL  STANDARDS, HAS DETERMINED THAT THE MOTHER AND NEWBORN ARE READY
FOR DISCHARGE; AND
  (C) POST-DISCHARGE FOLLOW-UP INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE HOME VISIT PROVIDED
WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF DISCHARGE BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
WHOSE SCOPE OF PRACTICE INCLUDES  PROVIDING  POSTPARTUM  CARE  AND  SUCH
OTHER  HOME  VISITS  AS  ARE  DEEMED  APPROPRIATE. COVERAGE OF SUCH HOME
VISITS SHALL INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM,  PARENT  EDUCATION,  ASSISTANCE  AND
TRAINING  IN  BREAST OR BOTTLE FEEDING AND THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY NECES-
SARY MATERNAL AND NEWBORN PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTS AND SHALL BE IN  ADDITION

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