senate Bill S3540

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for certain benefits under comprehensive motor vehicle insurance

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Feb 05, 2013 referred to insurance

S3540 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5102, add §5110, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5064A

S3540 - Summary

Relates to coverage for certain benefits under comprehensive motor vehicle insurance; prohibits assignment of benefits to durable medical equipment providers unless approved.

S3540 - Sponsor Memo

S3540 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3540

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 coverage  for  certain
  benefits under comprehensive motor vehicle insurance

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

  Section 1. Section 5102 of the insurance law is amended  by  adding  a
new subsection (n) to read as follows:
  (N)  "HEALTH  SERVICE  PROVIDER" MEANS ANY MEDICAL PROVIDER OR DURABLE
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER THAT SUBMITS A BILL FOR PAYMENT  UNDER  BENE-
FITS DEFINED AND PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  MEDICAL, HOSPITAL (INCLUDING SERVICES RENDERED IN COMPLIANCE WITH
ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH SERVICES
ARE RENDERED DIRECTLY BY A HOSPITAL), SURGICAL, NURSING,  DENTAL,  AMBU-
LANCE, X-RAY, PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND PROSTHETIC SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT;
  (2) PSYCHIATRIC, PHYSICAL THERAPY (PROVIDED THAT TREATMENT IS RENDERED
PURSUANT TO A REFERRAL) AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION;
  (3)  ANY NONMEDICAL REMEDIAL CARE AND TREATMENT RENDERED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH A RELIGIOUS METHOD OF HEALING RECOGNIZED BY THE LAWS OF THIS STATE;
AND
  (4) ANY OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SERVICES.
  S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 5110 to read
as follows:
  S 5110. CHARGES FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. (A)  A  COVERED  PERSON
SHALL  NOT  ASSIGN  CLAIMS  FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO A
HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT UNLESS THE  HEALTH
SERVICE  PROVIDER  HAS  BEEN APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL SUPPLIER CLEARING-
HOUSE AS AN AUTHORIZED MEDICARE SUPPLIER OF DURABLE  MEDICAL  EQUIPMENT,
PROSTHETICS,  ORTHOTICS  AND  SUPPLIES.    FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDES,  BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  DURABLE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08138-01-3

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