senate Bill S3912A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the department of health to provide oversight of the transitioning of individuals to managed long term care operated by health maintenance organizations

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2013 signed chap.396
Oct 09, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.548
substituted for a7636
May 22, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2013 1st report cal.572
May 02, 2013 print number 3912a
amend and recommit to health
Feb 26, 2013 referred to health

S3912 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7636
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4403-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7773
2013-2014: S3912A

S3912 - Summary

Directs the department of health to provide oversight of the transitioning of individuals to managed long term care plans operated by health maintenance organizations.

S3912 - Sponsor Memo

S3912 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3912

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to managed long  term
  care plans operated by health maintenance organizations

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

  Section 1. Section 4403-f of the  public  health  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  IN  TRANSITIONING  INDIVIDUALS  TO  MANAGED  LONG  TERM CARE, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF LONG TERM MANAGED CARE  BY  ENSUR-
ING:
  (A)  ACCESS  TO  QUALITY  CARE  BY  REQUIRING NETWORK TRANSPARENCY AND
CHOICE AMONGST LONG TERM CARE PLANS, ALLOWING  PATIENTS  TO  CHOOSE  THE
PLAN THAT BEST FITS THEIR NEEDS;
  (B)  TRANSPARENCY  AND  ACCOUNTABILITY  FROM  PROVIDERS,  WHICH  SHALL
INCLUDE A MECHANISM BY WHICH STAFF, RESIDENTS  AND  FAMILY  MEMBERS  CAN
SAFELY AND ANONYMOUSLY REPORT CONCERNS RELATING TO QUALITY AND WASTE;
  (C)  LOW  STAFF TURNOVER IN NURSING HOMES BY PROMOTING AND ENCOURAGING
FAIR PAY; AND
  (D) PLANS AND PROVIDERS ARE ASSESSED PERIODICALLY FOR EFFICIENCY, WITH
INCENTIVES PROVIDED FOR A  VARIETY  OF  INDICATORS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  SMOOTH PATIENT TRANSITIONS, HIGH STAFF RETENTION AND POSI-
TIVE HEALTH CARE OUTCOMES ACHIEVED AT A LOW COST.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  to section 4403-f of the public health law made by section one of
this act shall not affect the expiration and repeal of such section, and
shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09297-02-3

S3912A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7636
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4403-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7773
2013-2014: S3912A

S3912A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of health to provide oversight of the transitioning of individuals to managed long term care plans operated by health maintenance organizations.

S3912A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3912A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3912--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to managed long term
  care plans operated by health maintenance organizations

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

  Section  1.  Section  4403-f  of  the  public health law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 11-a to read as follows:
  11-A. IN TRANSITIONING INDIVIDUALS TO  MANAGED  LONG  TERM  CARE,  THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF LONG TERM MANAGED CARE BY ENSUR-
ING:
  (A) PARTICIPANTS ARE APPROPRIATELY NOTIFIED OF THE UPCOMING CHANGES TO
THEIR HEALTH CARE, AND THEIR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS;
  (B) ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE,  CONSUMER  ASSISTANCE
AND COMPLAINT MECHANISMS;
  (C)  ACCESS  TO  QUALITY  CARE  BY  REQUIRING NETWORK TRANSPARENCY AND
CHOICE OF LONG TERM CARE PLANS, ALLOWING PATIENTS  TO  CHOOSE  THE  PLAN
THAT BEST FITS THEIR NEEDS;
  (D)  TRANSPARENCY  AND  ACCOUNTABILITY  FROM  PROVIDERS,  WHICH  SHALL
INCLUDE A MECHANISM BY WHICH STAFF, PARTICIPANTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS  CAN
CONFIDENTIALLY  REPORT  CONCERNS RELATING TO QUALITY TO THE PLAN AND THE
STATE;
  (E)  PLANS  AND  PROVIDERS  ARE  ASSESSED  PERIODICALLY  AND  DATA  IS
PUBLISHED  REGARDING  ENROLLMENT  IN  INTEGRATED  CARE  DESIGNS, NETWORK
ADEQUACY, NEW SERVICE DESIGNS, OUTCOME MEASURES, INCLUDING THE EXTENT TO
WHICH CARE PLANS ARE CONTINUED OR ALTERED BASED UPON  NEW  COMPREHENSIVE
ASSESSMENTS,  AND  THE  TYPES  AND AMOUNTS OF SERVICES HEALTH PLANS HAVE
AUTHORIZED;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09297-03-3

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