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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1438
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S1438 - Details
S1438 - Summary
Authorizes the commissioner of health to apply for a medicaid reform demonstration waiver; creates an initiative to provide for a more efficient and effective medicaid services delivery system; sets forth a managed care pilot program and requires reporting to the governor, temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly by December 31, 2016.
S1438 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1438 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of health to apply for a medicaid reform demonstration waiver PURPOSE: This bill amends the Social Services Law directing the Commissioner of the Department of Health to apply for a federal Medicaid Reform Demonstration Waiver to be implemented in no less than three geographic areas of the state. The waiver shall be developed to provide for a more efficient and effective Medicaid services delivery system in New York that empowers Medicaid patients, bridges public and private coverage, improves patient outcomes and stabilizes program costs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 366 of the Social Services Law by adding a new subdivision 6-b directing the department to develop and apply for a federal Medicaid waiver to demonstrate, in no less than three geographic areas, a more efficient, effective and flexible Medicaid delivery system. The demonstration would include, among other things:
S1438 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1438 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- 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 authorizing the commissioner of health to apply for a medicaid reform demonstration waiver THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 366 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6-b to read as follows: 6-B. A. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL APPLY FOR A MEDICAID REFORM DEMONSTRATION WAIVER PURSUANT TO SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT IN ORDER TO CREATE AN INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE FOR A MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE MEDICAID SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM IN NEW YORK THAT EMPOWERS MEDICAID PATIENTS, BRIDGES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COVERAGE, IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES AND STABILIZES PROGRAM COSTS. B. THE DEMONSTRATION WAIVER SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: (I) A RISK ADJUSTED CAPITATED MANAGED CARE PILOT PROGRAM FOR RECIPI- ENTS CURRENTLY SERVED IN MEDICAID-FEE-FOR SERVICE OR MEDICAID MANAGED CARE THAT PROVIDES BENEFIT PLANS THAT MORE CLOSELY RESEMBLE PRIVATE PLANS YET ARE ACTUARIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE CURRENT MEDICAID BENEFIT PACKAGE. RISK ADJUSTED CAPITATION RATES SHALL BE SEPARATED INTO THREE COMPONENTS TO COVER COMPREHENSIVE CARE, CATASTROPHIC CARE AND ENHANCED SERVICES AND MAY PHASE IN FINANCIAL RISK FOR APPROVED PROVIDERS. HEALTH PLANS SHALL PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE CARE WHICH SHALL COVER ALL EXPENSES UNTIL A PREDETERMINED THRESHOLD OF EXPENSES IS REACHED AT WHICH TIME THE CATASTROPHIC COMPONENT SHALL TAKE OVER. HEALTH PLANS MAY CHOOSE TO ASSUME THE CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR TARGET POPULATIONS THEY SERVE. THE CATASTROPHIC COMPONENT SHALL ENCOURAGE PROVIDER NETWORKS TO IDENTIFY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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