assembly Bill A97

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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A97 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5875
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2811, Pub Health L; amd §§6509-a & 6530, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10385, S4736
2017-2018: A193, S2247

A97 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A97 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   97

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. BUCHWALD, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. LIFTON -- read once and referred 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:
  § 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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