|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to social services|
|Jan 10, 2011||referred to social services|
senate Bill S1550
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1550 - Details
S1550 - Summary
Authorizes the commissioner of health, within fiscal year 2011-2012, to contract with high bidders to perform pilot projects to assess the feasibility of reducing medically unnecessary high cost radiological procedures and generalizing cost savings to the state through enhanced medical management and prior review of orders for diagnostic imaging.
S1550 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1550 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to making municipal housing authorities subject to the review and regu- lation of the authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law there- in, relating to exempting municipal housing authorities from the public authorities law PURPOSE: This bill adds municipal housing authorities to the list of entities that fall within the purview of the public authorities reform legislation and the Authorities Budget Office. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - municipal housing authority is added to the definition of "local authority". Section 2 - section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law therein is repealed. Section 3 - effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The bill would strengthen the Public Authorities Reform
S1550 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1550 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to authorizing a pilot program for enhanced prior approval of high cost diagnostic radiology services 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 369-gg to read as follows: S 369-GG. PILOT PROGRAM FOR ENHANCED PRIOR APPROVAL OF HIGH COST DIAG- NOSTIC RADIOLOGY SERVICES. 1. PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL, WITHIN THE FISCAL YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, CONTRACT WITH QUALIFIED BIDDERS TO PERFORM PILOT PROJECTS TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF REDUCING MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY HIGH COST RADIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES AND GENERALIZING COST SAVINGS TO THE STATE THROUGH ENHANCED MEDICAL MANAGEMENT AND PRIOR REVIEW OF ORDERS FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING. 2. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL SELECT AN ENTITY TO PERFORM SUCH PILOT PROJECT UTILIZING THE FOLLOWING SELECTION CRITERIA: (A) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND CURRENTLY UTILIZING LICENSED PROFESSIONALS TO CONDUCT INTAKE OF PATIENTS; (B) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND CURRENTLY UTILIZING ONLY LICENSED RADIOLOGISTS TO MAKE PRIOR REVIEW DETERMINATIONS; (C) THE ENTITY SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE UTILIZING AND CURRENTLY UTILIZING LICENSED RADIOLOGISTS TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMA- TION, AS NECESSARY, FROM THE TREATING PROVIDER; (D) THE ENTITY SHALL BE BASED IN NEW YORK AND AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF THE ENTITY'S EMPLOYEES SHALL RESIDE IN NEW YORK. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06119-01-1
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