senate Bill S1864

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursement by Medicaid for services required by state law

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S1864 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง368-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3424
2009-2010: S3522

S1864 - Bill Texts

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Relates to reimbursement for Medicaid for services required by state law; provides department of health must pay 100% of the non-federal share for services required by state law, not federal.

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BILL NUMBER:S1864

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to reimbursement for
medicaid services required by state law

PURPOSE: This bill would require that the state will
pay one hundred
percent of the non-federal share of costs for Medicaid services that
are not required to be provided under federal law.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - adds a
new paragraph (aa)
to subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the Social Services Law to
provide that notwithstanding any inconsistent law to the contrary,
the Department of Health shall pay one hundred percent of the
non-federal share for medical services (Medicaid) required by state
law but not required to be provided by Federal Law.

Section 2 - Effective date.

CURRENT LAW: Currently, costs for Medicaid services that are not
reimbursed by the federal government are shared in varying
percentages between the state and county governments.

JUSTIFICATION: The primary funding mechanisms for
county governments,
sales taxes and real property taxes, were never designed or expected
to fund both local services and a federal and state mandated medical
services program. At the Medicaid program has grown, with the active
assistance of the state in mandating almost every optional service
that may be available under the Federal Medicaid program, real
property values and economic activity have remained stagnant
throughout the state, and particularly throughout the upstate region.
Upstate property owners face some of the highest real property tax
rates in the country, with tax rates going higher every year. At the
same time, wages and job opportunities continue to disappear. The
burden of federally mandated services is difficult enough for
counties to bear, and it is important to note that New York is one of
only a handful of states that requires local government pay any
portion of Medicaid costs. If the state wishes to provide an optional
service, it is time for the state to pay for that service.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.3522 -- HEALTH
2011-2012 - S.3424 -- HEALTH

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1864

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law, in relation to reimbursement
  for medicaid services required by state law

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (aa) to read as follows:
  (AA) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRA-
RY,  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  SHALL  PAY  ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE
NON-FEDERAL SHARE OF ANY PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES REQUIRED TO  BE  PROVIDED
BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04855-01-3

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