|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 25, 2016||referred to health|
assembly Bill A10385
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A10385 (ACTIVE) - Details
A10385 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10385 I N A S S E M B L Y May 25, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health and education law, in relation to the provision of practice management, billing and health information tech- nology services for healthcare facilities and professionals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2811 of the public health law, as added by chapter 776 of the laws of 1971 and as renumbered by chapter 649 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows: S 2811. Discounts and splitting fees with medical referral services; prohibited. No hospital or facility delivering health care shall grant or receive a discount to or from any medical referral service or in any manner split fees with a medical referral service; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER SHALL PROHIBIT SUCH FACILITIES OR LICENSED PROFESSIONALS FROM PAYING A FAIR MARKET VALUE FEE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO PERFORM PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, BILLING OR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES BASED UPON A PERCENTAGE OF FEES BILLED OR COLLECTED, A FLAT FEE, OR ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENT THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY DIVIDES FEES, FOR SUCH PURPOSES, PROVIDED THAT: 1. THE PERSON OR ENTITY PROVIDING PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, BILLING OR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMOUNT OF FEES CHARGED AND COLLECTED FOR THE SERVICES RENDERED BY SUCH FACILITY OR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL; 2. ALL CHARGES COLLECTED ARE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE FACILITY OR TO THE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL OR ARE DEPOSITED DIRECTLY INTO AN ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF AND UNDER THE SOLE CONTROL OF THE FACILITY OR LICENSED PROFES- SIONAL; AND 3. THE PERSON OR ENTITY PROVIDING PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, BILLING OR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DOES NOT REFER PATIENTS TO THE FACILITY OR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL AND THAT PAYMENTS MADE ARE NOT RELATED TO OR COMPENSATING FOR THE REFERRAL OF PATIENTS TO THE FACILITY OR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10439-01-5
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