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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S825
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S825 - Details
S825 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S825 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to payments for residential health care facilities in Essex county PURPOSE: To ensure the provisions of the long term care services for frail and impoverished elderly patients, and to prevent future closures of nursing homes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This legislation will create a special Medicaid reimbursement rate 40% higher than what is called for in previous regulations. The rate will apply to facilities that meet five of the six criteria: 75% or more Medicaid payer mix, hospital affiliation, not-for-profit status, the creation or retention of at least 150 jobs at the facility, location in a non-metropolitan statistical area and in a county where more than 15% of the population is aged 65 and located in Essex County. Section 2 Effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
S825 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 825 A. 519 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SAYWARD -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to payments for residential health care facilities in Essex county 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 367-x to read as follows: S 367-X. PAYMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN ESSEX COUN- TY. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES MEETING FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING SIX CATEGORIES: (A) THE FACILITY IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FACILITY LOCATED IN A RURAL AREA; (B) THE FACILITY IS A HOSPITAL AFFILIATED FACILITY; (C) THE FACILITY IS IN A RURAL AREA AND IN A COUNTY WHERE MORE THAN FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION IS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE; (D) THE FACILITY HAS OVER SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF MEDICAID PAYOR MIX; (E) THERE IS JOB RETENTION AND/OR CREATION FOR AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED FIFTY PEOPLE PER FACILITY; AND (F) THE FACILITY IS LOCATED IN ESSEX COUNTY; SHALL BE REIMBURSED AT A RATE OF FORTY PERCENT ABOVE THE RATE SET FORTH IN 10 NYCRR SECTION 86-2.10 FOR ALL CARE PROVIDED AT SUCH FACILITY. 2. THE TERM "RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES" SHALL MEAN ALL FACIL- ITIES OR ORGANIZATIONS COVERED BY THE TERM "NURSING HOME" AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, INCLUDING HOSPITAL-BASED RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, AND NURSING FACILITIES AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1919 OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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