senate Bill S6447

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the exclusion of certain costs associated with home health care and the formula for calculating state reimbursements to such programs

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Jan 24, 2014 referred to health

S6447 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5353A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3614, Pub Health L

S6447 - Summary

Provides for the exclusion of certain costs associated with home health care and the formula for calculating state reimbursements to such programs.

S6447 - Sponsor Memo

S6447 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6447

                            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, in relation to  rate  of  payment
  for  home  health  care  programs  using statewide average calculation
  excluding certain costs

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 7 of section 3614 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 41 of the  laws  of  1992,  the  opening  paragraph  as
amended  by section 18 of part C of chapter 109 of the laws of 2006, the
second undesignated paragraph as added by chapter 170  of  the  laws  of
1994 and the third undesignated paragraph as added and the closing para-
graph  as  amended by chapter 59 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read
as follows:
  7. (A) Notwithstanding any inconsistent  provision  of  law  or  regu-
lation,  for  purposes  of establishing rates of payment by governmental
agencies for certified home health agencies for the period April  first,
nineteen  hundred  ninety-five  through  December thirty-first, nineteen
hundred ninety-five and for rate periods beginning on or  after  January
first,  nineteen hundred ninety-six, the reimbursable base year adminis-
trative and general costs of a provider of services shall not exceed the
statewide average of total reimbursable  base  year  administrative  and
general costs of such providers of services; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR
PURPOSES  OF ESTABLISHING SUCH RATES OF PAYMENT FOR PERIODS ON AND AFTER
APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, SUCH  STATEWIDE  AVERAGE  CALCULATION
SHALL  EXCLUDE  ANY  OTHERWISE  REIMBURSABLE  COSTS, INCLUDING STEP DOWN
COSTS, REPORTED AND ALLOCABLE AS ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL BUT  ATTRIB-
UTABLE  TO  THE  PROVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT CARE INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE  TO:  PATIENT  OUTREACH;  ASSESSMENT;
COORDINATION  AND MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES; TELEPHONE AND OTHER TELEHEALTH
MONITORING AND COMMUNICATION; MEDICAL SUPPLIES; STAFF TRANSPORTATION AND
ESCORT SERVICES; FAMILY  AND/OR  INFORMAL  CAREGIVER  SUPPORT  SERVICES;
PATIENT  RECORDKEEPING;  AND  TECHNOLOGY  INVESTMENTS  FOR PATIENT CARE.
SUCH EXCLUDED COSTS SHALL BE CONVEYED BY  THE  PROVIDER  AS  A  SEPARATE

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

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