senate Bill S8785

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursing health care providers at the same rate for telehealth visits

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 15, 2020 referred to rules

S8785 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-dd, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2989, A669

S8785 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reimburses health care providers at the same rate for telehealth visits as in-person visits.

S8785 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8785 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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
  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.


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