|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S949
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
New York's system of Medicaid -- the nation's most expensive -- continues to be plagued by abuse, fraud, and waste.
S949 (ACTIVE) - Details
S949 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S949 SPONSOR: O'MARA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the state reimbursement of county payments for medical assistance fraud, waste and abuse detection software PURPOSE: To provide fiscal relief to counties in combating Medical fraud, waste and abuse through the use of data mining software. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the social services law by adding a new paragraph (aa) to section 368-a of the social services law to require the State to reimburse coun- ties if such county has previously purchased or intends to purchase data mining software that detects inaccuracies in the Medicaid system. Further defines "data mining software" as a database application that
S949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 949 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the state reimbursement of county payments for medical assistance fraud, waste and abuse detection software THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social services law is amended by adding a new paragraph (aa) to read as follows: (AA) (I) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE FULL AMOUNT EXPENDED BY THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS VIA THE USE OF DATA MINING SOFT- WARE SHALL BE REIMBURSED BY THE STATE IF THE COUNTY HAS PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED OR INTENDS TO PURCHASE SUCH SOFTWARE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "DATA MINING SOFTWARE" SHALL MEAN A DATABASE APPLICATION THAT UTILIZES ADVANCED DATA SEARCHING CAPABILITIES AND STATISTICAL ANALYSES TO DISCOVER PATTERNS AND CORRELATIONS IN THE USE AND ABUSE OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PRACTICES. ANY COUNTY THAT HAS PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED SUCH SOFTWARE MUST SUPPLY ADEQUATE DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING ANY RECEIPTS, THAT DETAILS SUCH PURCHASE. THE STATE SHALL DISBURSE GRANTS, WHEN APPLI- CABLE, FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE. (II) THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH MAY DEVELOP RULES AND REGULATIONS AS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05766-01-9
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