Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 31, 2016||
referred to insurance
Assembly Bill A10500
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-A10500 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-A10500 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10500 I N A S S E M B L Y May 31, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. RUSSELL -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation to rates of reimbursement for telehealth services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2999-dd of the public health law, as added by chap- ter 6 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: S 2999-dd. Telehealth delivery of services. 1. Health care services delivered by means of telehealth shall be entitled to reimbursement under section three hundred sixty-seven-u of the social services law. 2. AN INSURER SHALL REIMBURSE A TELEHEALTH PROVIDER FOR COVERED SERVICES DELIVERED VIA TELEHEALTH ON THE SAME BASIS AND AT THE SAME RATE AS ESTABLISHED FOR THE SAME SERVICE WHEN NOT DELIVERED VIA TELEHEALTH. S 2. Subsection (a) of section 3217-h of the insurance law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: (a) An insurer shall not exclude from coverage a service that is otherwise covered under a policy that provides comprehensive coverage for hospital, medical or surgical care because the service is delivered via telehealth, as that term is defined in subsection (b) of this section; provided, however, that an insurer may exclude from coverage a service by a health care provider where the provider is not otherwise covered under the policy. An insurer SHALL REIMBURSE THE TELEHEALTH PROVIDER FOR COVERED SERVICES DELIVERED VIA TELEHEALTH ON THE SAME BASIS AND AT THE SAME RATE AS ESTABLISHED FOR THE SAME SERVICE WHEN NOT DELIV- ERED VIA TELEHEALTH; AND may subject the coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to co-payments, coinsurance or deductibles provided that they are at least as favorable to the insured as those established for the same service when not delivered via telehealth. An insurer may subject the coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to reasonable utilization management and quality assurance requirements that are consistent with those established for the same service when not deliv- ered via telehealth. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15675-02-6
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