|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
senate Bill S6065
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S6065 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6065 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6065 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the special advisory review panel on Medicaid managed care PURPOSE: To update the composition and the charge of the Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel (MMCARP). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 364-jj of the Social Services Law to add Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Managed Long Term Care and other public managed-health care plans to the charge of the MMCARP and add two public members with expertise in disabilities and pediatrics. The bill would also have MMCARP review issues of the appropriateness and timeliness of services, the integration of federal health care reform, trends in service denials and demographic data as well as review of federal waiver. JUSTIFICATION: Since the statute's enactment in 1996, the MMCARP has performed an important function collaboratively working with numerous state officials in monitoring mandatory Medicaid managed care.
S6065 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6065 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HANNON, DeFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, LAVALLE, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the special advisory review panel on Medicaid managed care THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 364-jj of the social services law, as added by chapter 649 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: S 364-jj. Special advisory review panel on Medicaid managed care. (a) There is hereby established a special advisory review panel on Medicaid managed care AND RELATED PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS, INCLUDING CHILD HEALTH PLUS, FAMILY HEALTH PLUS, MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PROGRAMS AND RELATED CARE COORDINATION MODELS, MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS DIRECTED AT COORDINATING CARE FOR DUALLY ELIGIBLE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE ENROLLEES, AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH COVERAGE CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HEALTH HOMES AND MEDICAL HOMES. The panel shall consist of [nine] ELEVEN members who shall be appointed as follows: [three] FIVE by the governor, one of which shall serve as the chair, TWO OF WHICH SHALL BRING EXPERTISE IN ACCESS ISSUES FACING MEDI- CAID CONSUMERS WITH DISABILITIES, AND ONE OF WHICH SHALL BRING EXPERTISE IN ACCESS ISSUES FACING CHILDREN, AND ONE SHALL BE A MEDICAID BENEFICI- ARY; two each by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly; and one each by the minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly. [All members shall be appointed no later than September first, nineteen hundred ninety-six.] Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for appropriate expenses. The department shall provide technical assistance and access to data as is required for the panel to effectuate the mission and purposes established herein. THE PANEL SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SEEK PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION. PANEL MEETING TIMES, AGEN- DAS, AND MINUTES SHALL BE POSTED PUBLICLY ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH MEETING. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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