assembly Bill A5878

2021-2022 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 19, 2021 reported referred to rules
Apr 27, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 01, 2021 referred to mental health

A5878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3476
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7935, S6694

A5878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   5878
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 (i) to read as follows:
   (I)  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  ADDICTION  SERVICES  AND SUPPORTS 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02799-01-1