senate Bill S7628

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the rate of medical assistance payments for care to recipients in hospice residences

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Feb 27, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2018 referred to health

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Feb 27, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S7628
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S7628 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4012, Pub Health L

S7628 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the rate of medical assistance payments for care to recipients in hospice residences.

S7628 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7628 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7628

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to medical assistance
  payments for care in hospice residences

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

  Section  1. Section 4012 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. (A) MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO HOSPICE RESIDENCES SHALL BE IN  AN  AMOUNT
EQUAL  TO NINETY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
FEE FOR SERVICE RATE REIMBURSED TO RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES
LOCATED  IN THE MANAGED LONG TERM CARE REGION THAT THE HOSPICE RESIDENCE
IS LOCATED. SUCH AVERAGE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE SHALL BE  INCLUSIVE  OF
SPECIALTY  UNITS, THE ROOM AND BOARD FURNISHED BY THE HOSPICE RESIDENCE,
CASH RECEIPTS ASSESSMENTS AND THE CASE MIX  OF  THE  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTH
CARE  FACILITIES  LOCATED IN THE MANAGED LONG TERM CARE REGION THAT SUCH
HOSPICE IS LOCATED. SUCH AVERAGE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE SHALL  ALSO  BE
INCLUSIVE  OF  AN  EFFICIENCY  FACTOR OF 1.1 MULTIPLIED BY SUCH WEIGHTED
AVERAGE RATE; RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION MONIES; AND ANY ADJUSTMENTS MADE
FOR MINIMUM WAGE, AS SUCH ADJUSTMENTS ARE  APPLIED  TO  THE  RESIDENTIAL
HEALTH  CARE  FACILITIES LOCATED IN THE MANAGED LONG TERM CARE REGION IN
WHICH THE HOSPICE RESIDENCE IS LOCATED.
  (B) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE  RATES  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SUBDIVISION  BE  LESS THAN THE RATES ESTABLISHED FOR HOSPICE RESI-
DENCES IN EFFECT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION  AND  MANAGED
CARE  ORGANIZATIONS  SHALL  REIMBURSE HOSPICE RESIDENCES THE RATE ESTAB-
LISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST FIVE  YEARS
FROM  THE  DATE HOSPICE RESIDENTS ARE TRANSITIONED TO MANAGED CARE. SUCH
REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE HOSPICE RESIDENCE BENCHMARK RATE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2018.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11121-04-8

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