senate Bill S246

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursement of non-emergency ambulette transportation services

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

S246 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง5110, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1695
2009-2010: S8241

S246 - Summary

Relates to reimbursement of non-emergency ambulette transportation services.

S246 - Sponsor Memo

S246 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   246

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  non-emergency  ambu-
  lette transportation services provided to covered persons

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  5110
to read as follows:
  S 5110. AMBULETTE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES. (A) EVERY OWNER'S POLICY OF
LIABILITY  INSURANCE  ISSUED  ON  A MOTOR VEHICLE IN SATISFACTION OF THE
REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE SIX OR EIGHT OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW
SHALL  INCLUDE  REIMBURSEMENT  OF NON-EMERGENCY AMBULETTE TRANSPORTATION
SERVICES THAT  ARE  MEDICAID-CERTIFIED  FOR  THE  TRANSPORT  OF  COVERED
PERSONS  TO  AND  FROM  APPOINTMENTS WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS THAT ARE
DIRECTLY RELATED TO TREATMENT OF AN INJURY OR INJURIES  SUSTAINED  AS  A
RESULT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
  (B) PAYMENT BY AN INSURER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE PAYMENT IN
FULL FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED. AN AMBULETTE SERVICE REIMBURSED PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CHARGE OR SEEK ANY REIMBURSEMENT FROM, OR HAVE
ANY RECOURSE AGAINST A COVERED PERSON FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION.
  (C) AMBULETTE COMPANIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT LETTERS OF REAS-
SIGNMENT OF BENEFITS FROM COVERED PERSONS.
  (D)   AN  INSURER  SHALL  PROVIDE  REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  THOSE  SERVICES
PRESCRIBED BY THIS SECTION AT RATES NEGOTIATED BETWEEN THE  INSURER  AND
THE  PROVIDER  OF SUCH SERVICES. IN THE ABSENCE OF AGREED UPON RATES, AN
INSURER SHALL PAY FOR SUCH SERVICES AT THE USUAL AND  CUSTOMARY  CHARGE,
WHICH SHALL NOT BE EXCESSIVE OR UNREASONABLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02186-01-3

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