senate Bill S6142A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides managed care enrollees access to the services of the foot center of New York

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Jun 11, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1254
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 10, 2014 print number 6142a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health

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S6142 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1071C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L

S6142 - Bill Texts

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Provides managed care enrollees access to the services of the foot center of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S6142

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to providing managed care enrollees access to the services of the foot
center of New York

PURPOSE:

Amending the social service law to designate an academic podiatry
center as a State Specialty Care Center for its podiatry services and
to identify the treatment of diabetes as a specialty care practice.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the following: Reletters paragraph (f) of
subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 364-j
to (G) and adds a new clause (F) to mandate the reporting of services
provided at an academic podiatry center.

Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided however,
that the amendment to section 364-j of the social services law made by
sections one and two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such
section and shall be deemed to repealed therewith.

JUSTIFICATION:

The affordability and accessibility of podiatric services such as
those provided by an academic podiatry center is a lifeline for
residents in low-income communities like Harlem where the vast
majority of the population is grappling with diabetes and on some form
of public assistance. Diabetes, however, is a citywide epidemic that
that has more than doubled over the past-according to the NYC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Diabetes. More than half a
million adult New Yorkers have been diagnosed with diabetes and
additional 200,000 have diabetes but do not yet know it. Diabetes and
diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease are leading causes of death
in NYC. These figures are worse in East Harlem where residents have up
to 5 times the mortality rates of diabetes as compared with NYC
residents overall-with the vast majority of individuals on Medicaid or
Medicare, or uninsured. Given these atrocious statistics, preserving
affordable and accessible care at podiatry clinics such as Foot Care
Center of Mew York, the only podiatric clinic in upper Manhattan is a
citywide imperative. Under the Managed Long Term Care reform enrollees
will no longer have free access to the podiatry clinic and will be
forced to get these services outside of their community or in
emergency rooms as cases go undetected or untreated. "Free access"
means that managed care plan enrollees are free to access these
clinics, regardless of whether the clinic is in their plans network
and without the plans prior approval. Currently, the State allows free
access to managed care enrollees at the SUNY College of Optometry as
well as academic dental centers-but not for academic podiatry centers.
According to the State Department of Health Commissioner "free access
requirements are pursuant to statute and are not under the purview of
the Department.

This legislation seeks to amend the Social Service Law statute for the
sole purpose of preserving the accessibility and affordability of the


specialty services which combat diabetes provided at the limited
number of podiatric clinics, like an academic podiatry center.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Effective Immediately

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

                                  6142

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  providing
  managed  care  enrollees  access to the services of the foot center of
  New York

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

  Section  1.    Clause  (F)  of  subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of
subdivision 4 of section 364-j of the social services law, as relettered
by chapter 37 of the laws of 2010, is relettered clause (G)  and  a  new
clause (F) is added to read as follows:
  (F) THE SERVICES ARE PODIATRIC SERVICES AND ARE PROVIDED BY A DIAGNOS-
TIC  AND TREATMENT CENTER LICENSED BY ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW WHICH IS AFFILIATED WITH AN  ACADEMIC  PODIATRIC  CENTER  AND
WHICH  HAS  BEEN  GRANTED  AN  OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE
TWENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW  TO  PROVIDE  SUCH  PODIATRIC
SERVICES.  ANY  DIAGNOSTIC  AND  TREATMENT  CENTER  PROVIDING  PODIATRIC
SERVICES PURSUANT TO THIS CLAUSE SHALL PRIOR TO JUNE FIRST OF EACH  YEAR
REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF
THE  ASSEMBLY  ON  THE  FOLLOWING:  THE  TOTAL  NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING  CALENDAR
YEAR;  THE NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS DURING
THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR BY RECIPIENTS WHO WERE  ENROLLED
IN  MANAGED  CARE PROGRAMS; THE NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY MEDICAL ASSIST-
ANCE RECIPIENTS DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR BY RECIP-
IENTS WHO WERE ENROLLED IN MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE  PODIATRIC
BENEFITS  AS  A  COVERED  SERVICE;  AND THE NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY THE
UNINSURED DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR; OR
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately,  provided  however,  that
the  amendments  to  section  364-j  of  the social services law made by
section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section  and
shall be deemed to be repealed therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02971-05-3

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1071C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L

S6142A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides managed care enrollees access to the services of the foot center of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S6142A REVISED 5/19/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to providing managed care enrollees access to the services of the foot
center of New York

PURPOSE: Amending the social service law to designate an academic
podiatry center as a State Specialty Care Center for its podiatry
services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the following: reletters paragraph (f) of
subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 364-j
to (G) and adds a new clause (F) to mandate the reporting of services
provided at an academic podiatry center.

Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided however,
that the amendment to section 364-j of the social services law made by
sections one and two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such
section and shall be deemed to repealed therewith.

JUSTIFICATION: The affordability and accessibility of podiatric
services such as those provided by an academic podiatry center is a
lifeline for residents in low-income communities across the City of
New York where a large portion of the population is grappling with
diabetes and many of these individuals are on some form of public
assistance. Diabetes is a citywide epidemic, according to the NYC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene more than half a million adult
New Yorkers have been diagnosed with diabetes and additional 200,000
have diabetes but do not yet know it. Diabetes and
diabetes-associated. cardiovascular disease are leading causes of
death in NYC. These figures are worse in lower income areas of the
City where residents have up to 5 times the mortality rates of
diabetes as compared with NYC residents overall-with the vast majority
of individuals on Medicaid or Medicare, or uninsured. Given these
atrocious statistics, preserving affordable and accessible care at
podiatry clinics such as Foot Care Center of Mew York, the only
podiatric clinic in upper Manhattan is a citywide imperative. Under
the Managed Long Term Care reform enrollees will no longer have free
access to the podiatry clinic and will be forced to get these services
out side of their community or in emergency rooms as cases go
undetected or untreated. "Free access" means that managed care plan
enrollees are free to access these clinics, regardless of whether the
clinic is in their plans network and without the plans prior approval.
Currently, the State allows free access to managed care enrollees at
the SUNY College of Optometry as well as academic dental centers-but
not for academic podiatry centers.

According to the State Department of Health Commissioner "free access
requirements are pursuant to statute and are not under the purview of
the Department.

This legislation seeks to amend the Social Service Law statute for the
sole purpose of preserving the accessibility and affordability of the
specialty services which combat diabetes provided at the limited
number of podiatric clinics, like an academic podiatry center.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.

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

                                 6142--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  social  services  law, in relation to providing
  managed care enrollees access to the services of the  foot  center  of
  New York

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

  Section 1.   Clause (F) of subparagraph  (iii)  of  paragraph  (a)  of
subdivision 4 of section 364-j of the social services law, as relettered
by  chapter  37  of the laws of 2010, is relettered clause (G) and a new
clause (F) is added to read as follows:
  (F) THE SERVICES ARE PODIATRIC SERVICES AND ARE PROVIDED BY A DIAGNOS-
TIC AND TREATMENT CENTER LICENSED BY ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH  LAW  WHICH IS AFFILIATED WITH AN ACADEMIC PODIATRIC CENTER WHICH
HAS  BEEN  GRANTED  AN  OPERATING  CERTIFICATE   PURSUANT   TO   ARTICLE
TWENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW  TO  PROVIDE  SUCH  PODIATRIC
SERVICES.  ANY  DIAGNOSTIC  AND  TREATMENT  CENTER  PROVIDING  PODIATRIC
SERVICES  PURSUANT TO THIS CLAUSE SHALL PRIOR TO JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR
REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON THE FOLLOWING:  THE  TOTAL  NUMBER  OF  VISITS  MADE  BY
MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR
YEAR; THE NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS  DURING
THE  IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR BY RECIPIENTS WHO WERE ENROLLED
IN MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS; THE NUMBER OF VISITS MADE BY  MEDICAL  ASSIST-
ANCE RECIPIENTS DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR BY RECIP-
IENTS  WHO WERE ENROLLED IN MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE PODIATRIC
BENEFITS AS A COVERED SERVICE; AND THE NUMBER  OF  VISITS  MADE  BY  THE
UNINSURED DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR; OR
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately, provided however, that
the amendments to section 364-j of  the  social  services  law  made  by
section  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and
shall be deemed to be repealed therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02971-07-4

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