assembly Bill A7935

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a workgroup to conduct analysis on the ambulatory patient group rates and commercial insurance rates for behavioral health services

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 28, 2019 referred to mental health

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A7935 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6694
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A5878, S3476

A7935 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a workgroup to conduct analysis on the ambulatory patient group rates and commercial insurance rates for behavioral health services.

A7935 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7935

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  workgroup  to  conduct  analysis on the ambulatory patient group rates
  and commercial insurance rates for behavioral health services

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:
  (H)  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, IN COLLAB-
ORATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  AND  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
ARE DIRECTED TO CONVENE AND JOINTLY CHAIR, EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH  A
DESIGNEE  OR DESIGNEES, A WORKGROUP, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE MEMBERSHIP THAT
ENSURES ADEQUATE STATEWIDE GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION SELECTED WITH EQUAL
CONTRIBUTIONS ON SUCH SELECTION FROM THE GOVERNOR, THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE
ASSEMBLY  AND  TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND BE COMPRISED OF THE
FOLLOWING MEMBERS: (I) PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING  SUBSTANCE
USE,  MENTAL  HEALTH, AND/OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS; (II) REPRESEN-
TATIVES FROM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING  PROVIDERS  OF  PEER
AND  RECOVERY-BASED  PROGRAMS  AND  SERVICES; (III) REPRESENTATIVES FROM
PROFESSIONAL  ASSOCIATIONS  REPRESENTING  MEDICATED  ASSISTED  TREATMENT
PROVIDERS;  (IV)  REPRESENTATIVES FROM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS REPRES-
ENTING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS; (V) REPRESENTATIVES  FROM
HOSPITAL ASSOCIATIONS; (VI) REPRESENTATIVES FROM ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENT-
ING  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSUMERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS; AND (VII) ANY ADDI-
TIONAL STAKEHOLDER OR EXPERT  THAT  THE  COMMISSIONERS  DEEM  NECESSARY.
MEMBERS  OF  THE  WORKGROUP SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION, BUT MAY BE
REIMBURSED FOR ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED FOR  PARTICIPATION  ON  SUCH  WORK-
GROUP.  2.  THE  WORKGROUP  SHALL  CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS ON THE AMBULATORY
PATIENT GROUP RATES AND COMMERCIAL INSURANCE RATES FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.