senate Bill S2989A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursing health care providers at the same rate for telephonic and telehealth visits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 print number 2989a
Feb 22, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 26, 2021 referred to health

S2989 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A669
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-dd, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8785, A10723

S2989 - Summary

Reimburses health care providers at the same rate for telephonic and telehealth visits as in-person visits.

S2989 - Sponsor Memo

S2989 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2989
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,in relation to reimbursing  health
   care  providers  at  the  same rate for telehealth visits as in-person
   visits

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 2999-dd of the public health law,
 as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 2020, is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Health  care  services  delivered  by means of telehealth shall be
 entitled to reimbursement ON THE SAME BASIS AND TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IF
 SUCH SERVICES WERE  PROVIDED  IN  PERSON  under  section  three  hundred
 sixty-seven-u  of  the social services law; provided however, reimburse-
 ment for additional  modalities,  provider  categories  and  originating
 sites  specified  in accordance with section twenty-nine hundred ninety-
 nine-ee of this article, and audio-only telephone communication  defined
 in regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision four of section twen-
 ty-nine hundred ninety-nine-cc of this article, shall be contingent upon
 federal financial participation.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00290-01-1


Co-Sponsors

S2989A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A669
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2999-dd, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8785, A10723

S2989A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reimburses health care providers at the same rate for telephonic and telehealth visits as in-person visits.

S2989A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2989A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2989--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to reimbursing health
   care  providers  at the same rate for telephonic and telehealth visits
   as in-person visits
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 2999-dd of the public health law,
 as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 2020, is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Health  care  services delivered by means of telehealth, INCLUDING
 AUDIO-ONLY TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS AS DEFINED IN REGULATIONS PROMULGAT-
 ED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWENTY-NINE  HUNDRED  NINETY-
 NINE-CC  OF THIS ARTICLE, shall be entitled to reimbursement ON THE SAME
 BASIS AND TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IF SUCH SERVICES WERE PROVIDED IN PERSON
 under section three hundred sixty-seven-u of the  social  services  law;
 provided  however,  reimbursement  for  additional  modalities, provider
 categories and originating sites specified in  accordance  with  section
 twenty-nine  hundred  ninety-nine-ee  of  this  article, [and audio-only
 telephone communication defined in regulations promulgated  pursuant  to
 subdivision  four  of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-nine-cc of this
 article,] shall be contingent upon federal financial participation.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00290-02-1


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