assembly Bill A8441

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of funds from the general hospital indigent care pool; repealer

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Jan 25, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Nov 17, 2021 referred to health

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A8441 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7625
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2807-k, rpld §2807-k sub 14, Pub Health L

A8441 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to regulation of the billing by general hospitals and the distribution of funds from the general hospital indigent care pool; requires use of a uniform application form and policy.

A8441 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8441
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the general hospi-
   tal indigent care pool; and to repeal certain provisions of  such  law
   relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 2807-k of the public  health  law,
 as amended by section 17 of part B of chapter 60 of the laws of 2014, is
 amended to read as follows:
   9.  In order for a general hospital to participate in the distribution
 of funds from the pool, the general  hospital  must  [implement  minimum
 collection policies and procedures approved] USE ONLY THE UNIFORM FINAN-
 CIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY AND FORM PROVIDED by the commissioner.
   §  2.   Subdivision 9-a of section 2807-k of the public health law, as
 added by section 39-a of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2006, para-
 graph (k) as added by section 43 of part B of chapter 58 of the laws  of
 2008, is amended to read as follows:
   9-a.  (a)  (I)  As a condition for participation in pool distributions
 authorized pursuant to this section  and  section  twenty-eight  hundred
 seven-w  of  this  article  for  periods on and after January first, two
 thousand nine, general hospitals shall, effective  for  periods  on  and
 after  January  first,  two  thousand  seven,  establish financial [aid]
 ASSISTANCE policies and procedures, in accordance with the provisions of
 this subdivision, for reducing HOSPITAL charges otherwise applicable  to
 low-income  individuals without THIRD-PARTY health [insurance] COVERAGE,
 or who have [exhausted their] THIRD-PARTY  health  [insurance  benefits]
 COVERAGE  THAT DOES NOT COVER OR LIMITS COVERAGE OF THE SERVICE, and who
 can demonstrate an inability to pay  full  charges,  and  also,  at  the
 hospital's  discretion,  for  reducing  or discounting the collection of
 co-pays and deductible payments from those individuals  who  can  demon-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13108-04-1