senate Bill S2247

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes health care facilities and professions to pay for the fair market value of practice management, billing or health information technology services

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 13, 2017 1st report cal.409
Jan 12, 2017 referred to health

S2247 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A193
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2811, Pub Health L; amd §§6509-a & 6530, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S4736, A10385

S2247 - Summary

Authorizes healthcare facilities and professionals to pay for the fair market value of practice management, billing or health information technology services.

S2247 - Sponsor Memo

S2247 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2247

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01574-01-7

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