|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 29, 2017||vetoed memo.183|
|Nov 17, 2017||delivered to governor|
|Jun 14, 2017||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading cal.260
substituted for a807
|Jun 13, 2017||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|May 08, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 03, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 02, 2017||1st report cal.740|
|Mar 01, 2017||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 06, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S1222Vetoed By Governor
Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S1222 - Details
S1222 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1222 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring Medicaid coverage of both blood testing and skin prick testing for allergies PURPOSE: : To ensure that the Medicaid program provides access to blood allergy testing in parity with skin prick testing, as the tests are clinically equivalent, cost equivalent, and would expand access to testing, which would be an important step in addressing health disparities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: : Section 1 creates a new section of the Social Services Law entitled "blood allergy testing," which would require the department to treat serologic-specific IgE allergy tests (blood allergy tests) and percutaneous skin allergy tests (skin prick tests) as equivalent in their sensitivity and accuracy for confirming the existence of an allergy in a patient, and to treat those tests as medically necessary for those individuals with a medical history consistent with specified conditions. The bill would require the department to update its provider bulletins, as necessary, to reference the most current professional literature and guidance related to allergy testing.
S1222 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1222 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, LATIMER -- 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 requiring Medi- caid coverage of both blood testing and skin prick testing for aller- gies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 365-o to read as follows: S 365-O. ALLERGY TESTING COVERAGE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GUIDELINES AND OTHER CURRENT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND LITERA- TURE, INCLUDING UPDATING ITS PROVIDER BULLETINS, AS NECESSARY, TO REFER- ENCE THE MOST CURRENT PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE AND GUIDANCE RELATED TO ALLERGY TESTING FOR THE PROVISION OF ALLERGY TESTING UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. CONSISTENT WITH SUCH PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE AND GUIDANCE, SUCH STANDARDS, GUIDELINES AND COVERAGE POLICIES SHALL TREAT SEROLOGIC-SPECIFIC IGE TESTS AND PERCUTANEOUS SKIN TESTS AS EQUIVALENT CONFIRMATORY TESTS IN TERMS OF THEIR SENSITIVITY AND ACCURACY, AND SHALL TREAT THEM AS MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH A MEDICAL HISTORY CONSISTENT WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) AN INHALANT ALLERGY; (B) A FOOD ALLERGY; (C) HYMENOPTERA VENOM ALLERGY OR AN ALLERGY TO STINGING INSECTS; (D) ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS (ABPA); (E) CERTAIN PARASITIC DISEASES; AND (F) ALLERGIES TO SPECIFIC DRUGS. S 2. This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding the date upon which it shall become a law; provided that, effective imme- diately, the commissioner of health shall promulgate all rules and regu- lations deemed necessary and desirable to implement the provisions of this act on or before its effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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