senate Bill S3424

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursement by Medicaid for services required by state law

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Feb 22, 2011 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S3424 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง368-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3522

S3424 - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to reimbursement for Medicaid for services required by state law; provides department of health must pay 100% of the non-federal share for services required by state law, not federal.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3424

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to reimbursement for
medicaid services required by state law

PURPOSE:
This bill would require that the state will pay one hundred
percent of the non-federal share of costs for Medicaid services that
are not required to be provided under federal law.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - adds a new paragraph (aa)
to subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the Social Services Law to
provide that notwithstanding any inconsistent law to the contrary,
the Department of Health shall pay one hundred percent of the
non-federal share for medical services (Medicaid) required by state
law but not required to be provided by Federal Law.

Section 2 - Effective date.

CURRENT LAW:
Currently, costs for Medicaid services that are not
reimbursed by the federal government are shared in varying
percentages between the state and county governments.

JUSTIFICATION:
The primary funding mechanisms for county governments,
sales taxes and real property taxes, were never designed or expected
to fund both local services and a federal and state mandated medical
services program. At the Medicaid program has grown, with the active
assistance of the state in mandating almost every optional service
that may be available under the Federal Medicaid program, real
property values and economic activity have remained stagnant
throughout the state, and particularly throughout the upstate region.
Upstate property owners face some of the highest real property tax
rates in the country, with tax rates going higher every year. At the
same time, wages and job opportunities continue to disappear. The
burden of federally mandated services is difficult enough for
counties to bear, and it is important to note that New York is one of
only a handful of states that requires local government pay any
portion of Medicaid costs. If the state wishes to provide an optional
service, it is time for the state to pay for that service.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3522 -- HEALTH

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3424

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER, GOLDEN, LARKIN, SALAND -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  reimbursement
  for medicaid services required by state law

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social  services  law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (aa) to read as follows:
  (AA)  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRA-
RY, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  SHALL  PAY  ONE  HUNDRED  PERCENT  OF  THE
NON-FEDERAL  SHARE  OF ANY PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED
BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02581-01-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.