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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S3346
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S3346 - Details
S3346 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3346 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to medicaid reimbursement of private duty nursing services and care PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase Medicaid beneficiaries access to quality health care services by increasing Medicaid fees for private duty nursing services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill would add a new Section 365-o to the Social Services Law governing reimbursement of private duty nursing services. The bill would allocate $15 million in State Fiscal Year (SPY) 2012-2013 to increase reimbursement under the Medicaid program for private duty nursing services for the period July 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. The bill would allocate $20 million for such reimbursement on annual fiscal year basis thereafter. JUSTIFICATION: The State is currently experiencing a very serious shor- tage in private duty nursing. This shortage is due to a variety of factors including the lowest unemployment rate in over a decade, and rates of reimbursement in both the commercial and government sectors that have not kept pace with market demands. In some areas of the State, the Medicaid rates for private duty nursing have not changed in over a decade.
S3346 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3346 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SERRANO -- 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 medicaid reimbursement of private duty nursing services and care THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 365-o to read as follows: S 365-O. REIMBURSEMENT OF PRIVATE DUTY NURSING SERVICES AND CARE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, RATES OF PAYMENT FOR CARE AND SERVICES FURNISHED BY A PRIVATE DUTY NURSE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR REIMBURSEMENT PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE SHALL BE INCREASED BY AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS IN THE AGGREGATE FOR THE PERIOD JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN TO MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FOR EACH PERIOD OF APRIL FIRST TO MARCH THIRTY-FIRST. S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03134-01-3
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