Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2012||
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 04, 2012||
referred to health
|Feb 02, 2011||
referred to health
Senate Bill S2817
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S2817 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S2817 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2817 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation to the reimbursement of out-of-network providers of clinical laboratory services by organizations providing or offering comprehensive health services plans PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to provide that organizations providing or offering comprehensive health services plans, such as managed care organizations and health maintenance organizations, directly reimburse out-of-network providers of clinical laboratory services when plan participants are referred to out-of-network providers by in-network organizations or providers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Section 4406 of the public health law by adding a new subdivision 6. The new subdivision provides when the participant or enrollee is referred to non-participating medical providers by in-network medical providers, the services must be reimbursable under the plan; requiring the out-of-network to bill the in-network organization directly for services performed. Any payment made by the medical provider directly to the participant rather than to the out-of-network provider will not satisfy the organization's payment
2011-S2817 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2817 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation to the reimbursement of out-of-network providers of clinical laborato- ry services by organizations providing or offering comprehensive health services plans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4406 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IF AN ENROLLEE IS REFERRED BY AN IN-PLAN PROVIDER TO A PROVIDER OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SERVICES NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE PLAN (A "NON-PARTICIPATING PROVIDER") FOR ANY SERVICE COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PLAN, THE ORGANIZATION SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO THE NON-PARTICIPATING PROVIDER FOR THOSE SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TIME FRAME FOR SUCH PAYMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR-A OF THE INSURANCE LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE ENROLLEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY APPLICABLE COPAY, COINSURANCE OR DEDUCTIBLE FOR SUCH SERVICES. CLINICAL LABORATORIES SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR SERVICES RENDERED SHALL DIRECTLY BILL THE ORGANIZATION WHOSE ENROLLEE RECEIVED THE SERVICES. ANY PAYMENT MADE BY AN ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY TO THE ENROLLEE RATHER THAN TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT SHALL NOT SATISFY THE ORGANIZATION'S PAYMENT OBLIGATION TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY. S 2. Section 4804 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (g) to read as follows: (G) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IF AN ENROLLEE IS REFERRED BY AN IN-PLAN PROVIDER TO A PROVIDER OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SERVICES NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE PLAN (A "NON-PARTICIPATING PROVIDER") FOR ANY SERVICE COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PLAN, THE ORGANIZATION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01186-02-1
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