|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 15, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8785
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S8785 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8785 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8785 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law,in relation to reimbursing health care providers at the same rate for telehealth visits as in-person visits PURPOSE: To achieve payment parity between telehealth and telemedicine services and in-person services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 1 of section 2999-dd of the public health law. Section two establishes the effective date.
S8785 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8785 I N S E N A T E July 15, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law,in relation to reimbursing health care providers at the same rate for telehealth visits as in-person visits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2999-dd of the public health law, as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: 1. Health care services delivered by means of telehealth shall be entitled to reimbursement ON THE SAME BASIS AND TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IF SUCH SERVICES WERE PROVIDED IN PERSON under section three hundred sixty-seven-u of the social services law; provided however, reimburse- ment for additional modalities, provider categories and originating sites specified in accordance with section twenty-nine hundred ninety- nine-ee of this article, and audio-only telephone communication defined in regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision four of section twen- ty-nine hundred ninety-nine-cc of this article, shall be contingent upon federal financial participation. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16812-02-0
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