senate Bill S3056A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 17, 2014 print number 3056a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 03, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2013 referred to insurance

Votes

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May 5, 2014 - Insurance committee Vote

S3056A
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S3056 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2753A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §§365-a & 369-ee, Soc Serv L; amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10178, S4138B
2009-2010: A5720C

S3056 - Summary

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services.

S3056 - Sponsor Memo

S3056 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3056

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law and the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to reimbursement for surgical first
  assistant services

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY POLICY ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  WHICH  PROVIDES
REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT SERVICES WHEN
SUCH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY A NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL  FIRST  ASSISTANT
WHO  IS EMPLOYED BY A PHYSICIAN AND THE PHYSICIAN BILLS FOR THE SERVICES
SHALL NOT DENY SUCH COVERAGE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE BASIS THAT THE  NON-PHY-
SICIAN  SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT SERVICES WERE PERFORMED BY A REGISTERED
NURSE FIRST  ASSISTANT  WHO  IS  CERTIFIED  IN  OPERATING  ROOM  NURSING
PROVIDED  THAT:  (A) SUCH SERVICES ARE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF A
NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT; AND (B) THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF THE MEMBER CONTRACT  OTHERWISE  PROVIDE  FOR  THE  COVERAGE  OF  SUCH
SERVICES.  NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO:  PREVENT THE
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OR UTILIZATION REVIEW OF  SUCH  SERVICES;  PREVENT  A
POLICY  FROM  REQUIRING  SERVICES  THROUGH  A  NETWORK  OF PARTICIPATING
PROVIDERS WHO SHALL MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION, INCLUD-
ING PROVIDER CREDENTIALING; OR PROHIBIT AN INSURER  FROM,  IN  ITS  SOLE
DISCRETION,  PROVIDING  A  GLOBAL  OR  CAPITATED  PAYMENT OR ELECTING TO
DIRECTLY REIMBURSE A NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL  FIRST  ASSISTANT  FOR  SUCH
SERVICES.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19)  EVERY  POLICY  ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION WHICH PROVIDES
REIMBURSEMENT FOR NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT  SERVICES  WHEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06435-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S3056A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2753A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §§365-a & 369-ee, Soc Serv L; amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10178, S4138B
2009-2010: A5720C

S3056A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services.

S3056A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3056A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3056--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LITTLE, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law and the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to reimbursement for surgical first
  assistant services

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30)  EVERY  POLICY  ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION WHICH PROVIDES
REIMBURSEMENT FOR NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT  SERVICES  WHEN
SUCH  SERVICES  ARE PROVIDED BY A NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT
WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A PHYSICIAN AND THE PHYSICIAN BILLS FOR THE  SERVICES
SHALL  NOT DENY SUCH COVERAGE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE BASIS THAT THE NON-PHY-
SICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT SERVICES WERE PERFORMED BY A  REGISTERED
NURSE  FIRST  ASSISTANT  WHO  IS  CERTIFIED  IN  OPERATING  ROOM NURSING
PROVIDED THAT: (A) SUCH SERVICES ARE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE  OF  A
NON-PHYSICIAN SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT; AND (B) THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF  THE  MEMBER  CONTRACT  OTHERWISE  PROVIDE  FOR  THE COVERAGE OF SUCH
SERVICES. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO:  PREVENT  THE
MEDICAL  MANAGEMENT  OR  UTILIZATION  REVIEW OF SUCH SERVICES; PREVENT A
POLICY FROM  REQUIRING  SERVICES  THROUGH  A  NETWORK  OF  PARTICIPATING
PROVIDERS WHO SHALL MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION, INCLUD-
ING  PROVIDER  CREDENTIALING;  OR  PROHIBIT AN INSURER FROM, IN ITS SOLE
DISCRETION, PROVIDING A GLOBAL  OR  CAPITATED  PAYMENT  OR  ELECTING  TO
DIRECTLY  REIMBURSE  A  NON-PHYSICIAN  SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT FOR SUCH
SERVICES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06435-02-4

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