|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to insurance|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S537
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S537 (ACTIVE) - Details
S537 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission shall: evaluate each mandated benefit; investigate current practices of health plans with regard to the mandated benefit; investigate the potential premium impact of repealing and/or modifying the mandated benefits on all segments of the insurance market; hold at least two public hearings… (view more) submit a report to the legislature; makes related provisions.
S537 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S537 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission PURPOSE: To ensure that New York does not mandate healthcare benefits that impose increased costs without meaningful increases in healthcare quality. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 requires that the commission be seated in a timely manner, ensures that the commission includes appointees with the qualifications to accurately assess healthcare mandates, and directs the commission to evaluate proposed benefits using evidence based medicine and in light of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Furthermore, this section provides for a complete quality and cost review of all mandated benefits currently in existence and requires follow up reviews, of all mandated benefits every three years. Following these reviews, the commission will
S537 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 537 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 213 of the insurance law, as added by section 1 of part L of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: § 213. New York state health care quality and cost containment commis- sion. (a) There is hereby established within the department a commis- sion, to be known as the "New York state health care quality and cost containment commission". The commission shall consist of thirteen members appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be the superinten- dent, one of whom shall be the commissioner of health, and six of whom shall be appointed on the recommendation of the legislative leaders, two on the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate, two on the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly, one on the recommen- dation of the minority leader of the senate, and one on the recommenda- tion of the minority leader of the assembly. All members shall serve at the pleasure of the governor, and vacancies shall be appointed in the same manner as original appointments. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable trav- el expenses. In making appointments to the commission, the governor shall ensure that the interests of health care consumers, small busi- nesses, the medical community and health plans are represented on the commission, AND THAT THE COMMISSION INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE ACTUARY, ONE EXPERT ON HEALTH BENEFITS, HAVING NO LESS THAN FIFTEEN YEARS OF DIRECT EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH BENEFITS, AND ONE PHYSICIAN. ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE SEATED NO LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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