|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2019||committed to rules|
|Jun 04, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|May 30, 2019||1st report cal.1108|
|May 16, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S5875
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5875 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5875 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health and education law, in relation to the provision of practice management, billing and health information technology services for healthcare facilities and profes- sionals PURPOSE: To allow hospitals and licensed professionals to pay a fee to vendors of practice management, billing or health information technology services based on a percentage of fees billed or collected, a flat fee, or any other arrangement, provided that the hospitals or licensed professionals (a) are responsible for the contents of claims submitted, (b) receive the third-party payments in their own name, and (3) do not receive referrals from the vendor. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 2811 of the Public Health Law to allow hospi-
S5875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5875 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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: § 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.
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