senate Bill S5479A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Apr 07, 2017 print number 5479a
Apr 07, 2017 amend and recommit to health
Mar 30, 2017 referred to health

S5479 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6791
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§368-a & 365-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S2528, A2805
2021-2022: S4342, A802

S5479 - Summary

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

S5479 - Sponsor Memo

S5479 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5479

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARA-
GRAPH, "RURAL AREA" SHALL MEAN A RURAL AREA AS DEFINED  IN  SECTION  TWO
THOUSAND  NINE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL DEVELOP METHODOLOGIES FOR CALCULATING SUCH DELIVERY  COSTS,
TAKING  INTO  ACCOUNT  THE  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH DIRECT PERSONAL CARE
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NURSING HOME TRANSITION AND DIVERSION
(NHTD) HOUSING SUBSIDY PROGRAM AND  THE  TRAUMATIC  BRAIN  INJURY  (TBI)
WAIVER.  SUCH  REIMBURSEMENT  INCREASE  SHALL  INCLUDE  ALL  HOME HEALTH
SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS UNDER THIS ARTICLE,  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:

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

S5479A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6791
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§368-a & 365-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S2528, A2805
2021-2022: S4342, A802

S5479A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5479A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5479A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5479--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

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

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