assembly Bill A6791

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
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A6791 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5479
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§368-a & 368-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2805, S2528
2021-2022: A802, S4342

A6791 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers to cover actual costs of delivery.

A6791 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6791

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend  the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  Medicaid
  reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social  services  law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (g-1) to read as follows:
  (G-1) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SECTION THREE
HUNDRED  SIXTY-FOUR-J  OF  THIS  TITLE  OR  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,
REIMBURSEMENT FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA-
GRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FIVE-A  OF
THIS  TITLE BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR SHARED AIDE PROVIDED BY AN APPROVED HOME
HEALTH AGENCY WHEN SUCH SERVICES ARE DETERMINED TO BE COST EFFECTIVE AND
APPROPRIATE TO MEET THE RECIPIENT'S NEEDS  FOR  ASSISTANCE,  WHERE  SUCH
SERVICES ARE DELIVERED IN A RURAL AREA OF THE STATE, TO BE DESIGNATED BY
THE  COMMISSIONER IN REGULATION, SHALL BE INCREASED TO INCLUDE AN AMOUNT
NECESSARY TO COVER THE DISPARATE TRANSPORTATION  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH
PROVIDING  SUCH  SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP
METHODOLOGIES FOR CALCULATING SUCH DELIVERY  COSTS  WHICH  ARE  SEPARATE
FROM DIRECT PERSONAL CARE. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT INCREASE SHALL INCLUDE ALL
HOME  HEALTH  SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS UNDER THIS ARTI-
CLE, INCLUDING THOSE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED THROUGH FEDERAL WAIVERS.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 365-l of the  social  services  law,  as
added  by  section  37  of  part H of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to  the  contrary,  the
commissioner  of  health is authorized, in consultation with the commis-
sioners of the  office  of  mental  health,  office  of  alcoholism  and
substance abuse services, and office for people with developmental disa-
bilities,  to  (a)  establish, in accordance with applicable federal law

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