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|Jan 08, 2020||referred to health|
|Jan 28, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S2528
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
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S2528 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2528 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2528 SPONSOR: LITTLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers PURPOSE: To ensure rural home health care providers are properly reimbursed. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this legislation provides proper reimbursement, designated by the commissioner of health, for an individual or shared aide provided by an approved home health agency, where such services are required to be delivered in a rural area of the state. The commissioner of health shall increase the amount necessary to cover the disparate transporta- tion costs associated with providing such services in rural areas. The commissioner shall also develop methodologies for calculating such
S2528 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2528 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 28, 2019 ___________ 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. 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 substance abuse services, and office for people with developmental disa- bilities, to (a) establish, in accordance with applicable federal law EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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