senate Bill S7499A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to transparency in health insurance claims data for public employers participating in the New York state health insurance program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 recommitted to rules
Jun 20, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1418
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 15, 2012 print number 7499a
amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
May 29, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions

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Jun 20, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S7499A
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committee
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S7499 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10333A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §162, Civ Serv L

S7499 - Bill Texts

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Relates to transparency in health insurance claims data for public employers participating in the New York state health insurance program.

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BILL NUMBER:S7499

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to transparency in health
insurance claims data for public employers participating in the New York
state health insurance program

PURPOSE:
To provide public employers participating in NYSHIP information about
relating to benefits, claims and premium payments on quarterly basis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Requires the Department of Financial Services to disclose
to all employers participating in NYSHIP information on a quarterly
basis relating to that employer's utilization of benefits, claims,
premium payments. Including, but not limited to claims paid by the
month, broken out by medical and pharmacy, and a separate listing of
claims over $50,000 with diagnosis information.
Section 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Local governments and school districts participating in the New York
State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) are often not provided
timely, meaningful claims information about their own claims and
experience, even if they request it. This makes it difficult for them
to calculate current and future health care costs. This legislation
requires the Department of Financial Services to provide NYSHIP
participants with information relating to benefits, claims and
premium payments on a quarterly basis. The overall goal is to make
NYSHIP more transparent for local governments and school districts
participating in the program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7499

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation  to  transparency  in
  health insurance claims data for public employers participating in the
  New York state health insurance program

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

  Section 1. Section 162 of the civil service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE  REQUIRED  TO  DISCLOSE  TO  ALL  EMPLOYERS
PARTICIPATING IN THE NEW YORK STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, ON A QUAR-
TERLY  BASIS  AND  IN  A  MANNER TO BE DIRECTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
FINANCIAL SERVICES, ALL INFORMATION RELATING TO THAT EMPLOYER'S UTILIZA-
TION OF PROVIDED  BENEFITS,  CLAIMS  AND  PREMIUM  PAYMENTS,  AND  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO, CLAIMS PAID BY MONTH, BROKEN OUT BY
MEDICAL AND PHARMACY, AND A SEPARATE LISTING OF CLAIMS OVER FIFTY  THOU-
SAND DOLLARS WITH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15872-01-2

S7499A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10333A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §162, Civ Serv L

S7499A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to transparency in health insurance claims data for public employers participating in the New York state health insurance program.

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BILL NUMBER:S7499A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to transparency in health
insurance claims data for public employers participating in the New York
state health insurance program

PURPOSE:
To provide public employers participating in NYSHIP information
relating to benefits, claims and premium payments on quarterly basis.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Requires the Department of Financial Services to disclose
to all employers participating in NYSHIP information on a quarterly
basis relating to that employer1s utilization of benefits, claims,
premium payments. Including, but not limited to claims paid by the
month, broken out by medical and pharmacy, and a separate listing of
claims over $50,000 in compliance with the health insurance
portability and accountability act of 1996.

Section 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Local governments and school districts participating in the New York
State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) are often not provided
timely, meaningful claims information about their own claims and
experience, even if they request it. This makes it difficult for them
to calculate current and future health care costs. This legislation
requires the Department of Financial Services to provide NYSHIP
participants with information relating to benefits, claims and
premium payments on a quarterly basis. The overall goal is to make
NYSHIP more transparent for local governments and school districts
participating in the program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 7499--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the civil service law, in relation to transparency in
  health insurance claims data for public employers participating in the
  New York state health insurance program

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

  Section 1. Section 162 of the civil service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  TO DISCLOSE TO ALL EMPLOYERS
PARTICIPATING IN THE NEW YORK STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, ON A QUAR-
TERLY BASIS AND IN A MANNER TO BE  DIRECTED  BY  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF
FINANCIAL SERVICES, ALL INFORMATION RELATING TO THAT EMPLOYER'S UTILIZA-
TION  OF  PROVIDED  BENEFITS,  CLAIMS  AND  PREMIUM  PAYMENTS, AND SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, CLAIMS PAID  BY  MONTH,  BROKEN  OUT  BY
MEDICAL  AND PHARMACY, AND A SEPARATE LISTING OF CLAIMS OVER FIFTY THOU-
SAND DOLLARS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE  HEALTH  INSURANCE  PORTABILITY  AND
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15872-03-2

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