assembly Bill A293

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to rates of payment for certified home health agencies

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
Jan 20, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A293 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2117
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3614, add §3614-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7798, S5915

A293 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides increases in the rates of payment for certified home health agencies, directs the commissioner of health to establish minimum standards and a minimum benchmark for home care service payments by any Medicaid payor.

A293 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    293
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, REYES, PERRY, CRUZ, DICKENS, NIOU,
   BENEDETTO, SIMON, ABINANTI,  LUPARDO,  STIRPE,  L. ROSENTHAL,  COLTON,
   BARRON,  CYMBROWITZ,  ZEBROWSKI,  SEAWRIGHT,  BUTTENSCHON,  McDONOUGH,
   MONTESANO,  FRONTUS,  HEVESI,  JACOBSON,  THIELE,  DINOWITZ,  BRONSON,
   RODRIGUEZ, GRIFFIN, TAGUE, SAYEGH, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to rates of payment
   for certified home health agencies
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 13 of section 3614 of the
 public health law, as added by section 4 of part H of chapter 59 of  the
 laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   (b)  Initial  base  year  episodic payments shall be based on Medicaid
 paid claims, as determined and adjusted by the commissioner  to  achieve
 savings comparable to the prior state fiscal year, for services provided
 by  all  certified  home  health  agencies in the base year two thousand
 nine. Subsequent base year episodic payments may be  based  on  Medicaid
 paid  claims for services provided by all certified home health agencies
 in a base year subsequent to two thousand nine,  as  determined  by  the
 commissioner, provided, however, that such base year adjustment shall be
 made  not  less  frequently  than every three years. In determining case
 mix, each patient shall be classified using a system based  on  measures
 which may include, but not limited to, clinical and functional measures,
 as  reported  on  the  federal  Outcome  and  Assessment Information Set
 (OASIS), as may be amended. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISION
 OF  LAW  OR REGULATION, IN ADDITION TO THE BASE YEAR ADJUSTMENT PROVIDED
 FOR IN THIS PARAGRAPH, FOR THE RATE YEAR  COMMENCING  APRIL  FIRST,  TWO
 THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR A TEN PERCENT
 INCREASE IN THE BASE EPISODIC PAYMENT, AND IN THE INDIVIDUAL  RATES  FOR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets