senate Bill S5785

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides quality out-patient specialty care for patients of academic medical centers regardless of source of payment or insurance type and improving access to specialty care

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 16, 2011 referred to rules

S5785 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-u, amd §2807-k, Pub Health L; amd §364-j, Soc Serv L

S5785 - Summary

Provides quality out-patient specialty care for patients of academic medical centers regardless of source of payment or insurance type and improving access to specialty care for medical assistance recipients.

S5785 - Sponsor Memo

S5785 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5785

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social  services  law,  in
  relation  to providing quality out-patient specialty care for patients
  of academic medical centers regardless of source of payment or  insur-
  ance  type  and improving access to specialty care for medical assist-
  ance recipients

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that:
  a.  Private  academic  medical  centers operate a two-tiered system of
out-patient specialty care in which patients are sorted into the medical
centers' faculty practices or clinics depending  upon  their  source  of
payment  or  insurance  status. Within this two-tiered system of out-pa-
tient specialty care, privately insured patients are treated at  faculty
practices  while  Medicaid  and  uninsured  patients  are treated at the
hospital-based clinics, even if both types of patients are seeking  care
for the same problem.
  b.  Once  separated  into  different systems of care, the Medicaid and
uninsured patients are not given access to the same services as private-
ly insured patients. For example, privately insured patients are able to
see highly experienced faculty physicians to whom they have  twenty-four
hour access, resulting in continuity of care and good care coordination.
Medicaid  or uninsured patients, by contrast, only have access to rotat-
ing student doctors, who are less able to provide the continuity of care
or care coordination that is so critical for patients  who  suffer  from
chronic  or  serious  medical  conditions.  Furthermore,  these  student
doctors often lack adequate supervision from attending  physicians,  who
are  not  required  by  the academic medical centers to spend sufficient
time supervising residents and caring for patients in  the  clinics.  In
cases  of emergency, Medicaid and uninsured patients only have access to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13158-01-1

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