senate Bill S6439

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for cost allowances for investments in technology infrastructure for certain home health care programs

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Jan 24, 2014 referred to health

S6439 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3614, Pub Health L; amd §1680-j, Pub Auth L

S6439 - Summary

Provides for cost allowances for strategic capital investments in technology infrastructure for certain home health care programs.

S6439 - Sponsor Memo

S6439 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6439

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the public authorities law, in
  relation to cost allowances  for  strategic  capital  investments  for
  technology infrastructure of certain home health care programs

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

  Section 1. Section 3614 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 3-b to read as follows:
  3-B.  STRATEGIC  CAPITAL  INVESTMENT  ALLOWANCES.  (A) FOR ANNUAL RATE
PERIODS ON AND AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, IN DETERMINING
THE PROPOSED RATE SCHEDULES FOR PAYMENTS FOR CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGEN-
CY SERVICES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE  PROGRAMS
OR AIDS HOME CARE PROGRAMS, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INCLUDE IN SUCH RATES
AN  ALLOWANCE  FOR  COSTS  INCURRED FOR STRATEGIC CAPITAL INVESTMENTS BY
SUCH AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONIC MEDICAL
RECORDS, DISEASE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, MEDICATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
AND OTHER INVESTMENTS RELATED TO THEIR  TECHNOLOGY  INFRASTRUCTURE.  THE
PURPOSE  OF  SUCH  ALLOWANCE  SHALL  BE  TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE,
IMPROVE THE COST-EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF SUCH AGENCIES AND  PROGRAMS  AND
FACILITATE THE FULFILLMENT OF THE STATE'S HEALTH CARE GOALS. SUCH ALLOW-
ANCE SHALL BE FACTORED IN AS A COMPONENT OF THE RATE SCHEDULE AFTER, AND
SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO, THE APPLICATION OF ANY ADJUSTMENTS, CEILINGS OR
LIMITATIONS ON SUCH RATE SCHEDULES.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION,
THE ALLOWANCES PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL
BE  SUBJECT  TO  AMOUNTS  AS  MAY  BE ALLOCATED OR APPROPRIATED FOR SUCH
PURPOSES.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of section 1680-j of the public authorities
law, as amended by section 54 of part B of chapter 58  of  the  laws  of
2005, is amended to read as follows:
  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the dormi-
tory  authority  of  the state of New York is hereby authorized to issue
bonds or notes in one or more series in an  aggregate  principal  amount

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

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