assembly Bill A9544

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to payment for contingency management programs

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 16, 2022 referred to health

A9544 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7543
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §367-w, amd §366-d, Soc Serv L; amd §13-d, Work Comp L

A9544 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to payment for contingency management programs that provide an incentive structure as a service for the treatment of a substance use disorder.

A9544 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9544
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law and  the  workers'  compensation
   law, in relation to payment for contingency management programs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
 367-w to read as follows:
   §  367-W.  PAYMENT  FOR  CONTINGENCY  MANAGEMENT  PROGRAMS. 1. FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF  THIS  SECTION,  "CONTINGENCY  MANAGEMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A
 SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER  TREATMENT  SERVICE  THAT PROVIDES AN INCENTIVE
 STRUCTURE, INCLUDING SCALING REWARDS FOR CONTINUED EVIDENCE OF SPECIFIED
 BEHAVIORS OR ADHERENCE TO TREATMENT GOALS, THAT REWARDS PARTICIPANTS FOR
 SPECIFIED BEHAVIORS, PROVIDED THE RECEIPT OF  ANY  INCENTIVE  OR  REWARD
 PURSUANT  TO  SUCH A PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED INCOME FOR PURPOSES
 OF ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS OR OTHER  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  TO  THE
 EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
   2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
 FUNDS FOR CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.  THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL,  IN
 CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  AIDS  INSTITUTE  AND  THE  OFFICE  OF ADDICTION
 SERVICES AND SUPPORTS:
   A. ISSUE GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CONTINGENCY  MANAGEMENT  PROGRAMS  FOR
 BENEFICIARIES  WHO  ACCESS  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER  SERVICES UNDER THE
 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM;
   B. ESTABLISH LIMITS ON THE NUMBER AND VALUE OF INCENTIVES AVAILABLE TO
 BENEFICIARIES WHO RECEIVE SERVICES PURSUANT TO A CONTINGENCY  MANAGEMENT
 PROGRAM; AND
   C.  DETERMINE  MAXIMUM  ALLOWABLE  RATES  FOR  CONTINGENCY  MANAGEMENT
 PROGRAMS BASED  UPON  THE  MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  FEE-FOR-SERVICE
 OUTPATIENT  RATES  FOR  THE  SAME OR SIMILAR SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER DATA
 DEEMED RELIABLE AND RELEVANT BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   3. SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IF, AND AS  LONG
 AS,  FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IS AVAILABLE FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
 EXPENDITURES MADE PURSUANT TO IT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.