senate Bill S3312

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
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S3312 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5537
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-h & 368-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2715A
2009-2010: S5068

S3312 - Summary

Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official including emergency medical transportation by an ambulance service certified under article 30 of the public health law; and further authorizes the commissioner of health to establish a reimbursement methodology to ensure providers are reimbursed.

S3312 - Sponsor Memo

S3312 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3312

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 reimbursement of
  transportation costs for emergency care

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 365-h of the social services law,
as amended by section 20 of part B of chapter 109 of the laws  of  2010,
is amended and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows:
  1.  The  local social services official and, subject to the provisions
of subdivision four of this section, the commissioner  of  health  shall
have  responsibility  for  prior  authorizing transportation of eligible
persons and for limiting the provision of such transportation  to  those
recipients  and  circumstances  where  such transportation is essential,
medically necessary and appropriate to obtain medical care, services  or
supplies  otherwise available under this title.  HOWEVER, PRIOR AUTHORI-
ZATION SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED  FOR  TRANSPORTATION  TO  OBTAIN  EMERGENCY
CARE, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BY AN AMBULANCE SERVICE
CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  5.  WITH  RESPECT  TO  TRANSPORTATION AND CARE PROVIDED TO AN ELIGIBLE
PERSON BY AN AMBULANCE SERVICE CERTIFIED UNDER  ARTICLE  THIRTY  OF  THE
PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL
ESTABLISH A REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGY THAT ENSURES  THAT  PROVIDERS  ARE
REIMBURSED  AT  THE  GREATER OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE IN EFFECT ON
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR THE MEDICARE ALLOWABLE CHARGE
(PURSUANT TO TITLE XVIII OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY  ACT)  FOR  SUCH
TRANSPORTATION  AND  CARE.    THE  AMOUNT  OF  INCREASE IN REIMBURSEMENT
PRODUCED BY THIS METHODOLOGY OVER WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE  HAVE  BEEN  PAID
SHALL  BE  PHASED  IN AS FOLLOWS:  IN THE STATE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION BECOME A LAW,  THIRTY-THREE  PERCENT;  IN
THE  FOLLOWING  STATE  FISCAL YEAR, SIXTY-SIX PERCENT; AND IN THE SECOND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08126-01-3

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