|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to health|
assembly Bill A97
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A97 (ACTIVE) - Details
A97 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 97 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LIFTON -- read once and referred 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.