senate Bill S5954

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the general hospital indigent care pool and funding for safety net and enhanced safety net hospitals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Mar 24, 2021 referred to health


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S5954 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2807-k, 2807 & 2807-c, Pub Health L; amd §§211 & 212, Chap 474 of 1996

S5954 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the general hospital indigent care pool and funding for safety net and enhanced safety net hospitals.

S5954 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5954 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 24, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 the general hospi-
   tal indigent care pool and funding for safety net and enhanced  safety
   net  hospitals;  and to amend chapter 474 of the laws of 1996 amending
   the education law and other laws relating  to  rates  for  residential
   health care facilities, in relation to additional payments for certain
   inpatient hospital services
   Section 1. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph  b  of  subdivision  5-d  of
 section 2807-k of the public health law, as amended by section 3 of part
 KK of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   (ii)  Annual distributions pursuant to such regulations for the CALEN-
 DAR YEAR two thousand [twenty through two thousand  twenty-two  calendar
 years]  TWENTY-ONE  AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER shall be in accord with the
   (A) one hundred thirty-nine  million  four  hundred  thousand  dollars
 shall be distributed as Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital ("DSH")
 payments to major public general hospitals; and
   (B)  nine  hundred sixty-nine million nine hundred thousand dollars as
 Medicaid DSH payments to eligible general hospitals,  other  than  major
 public general hospitals.
   For the calendar years two thousand twenty through two thousand [twen-
 utions  to  eligible  general hospitals, other than major public general
 hospitals, shall be subject to an aggregate reduction  of  [one  hundred
 fifty]  TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE million dollars annually, provided that
 eligible general hospitals, other than major public  general  hospitals,
 that qualify as enhanced safety net hospitals under section two thousand

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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