assembly Bill A3470B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to regulation of billing of facility fees

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2021 print number 3470b
Jun 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Mar 09, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 09, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 28, 2021 print number 3470a
Jan 28, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 26, 2021 referred to health

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A3470 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2521
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8639, S6757

A3470 - Summary

Relates to regulation of the billing of facility fees; requires notice prior to billing facility fees not covered by a patient's insurance; defines facility fees as those charged by a hospital, facility or provider designed to compensate for operational costs separate from professional fees.

A3470 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3470
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN, JACOBSON, THIELE, BARRON,
   SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, BENEDETTO, SAYEGH,  REYES,  GLICK,  PERRY,
   ABINANTI,  CRUZ,  PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER,
   AUBRY,   GALEF,   STECK,   NIOU,    WEPRIN,    TAYLOR,    JEAN-PIERRE,
   SOUFFRANT FORREST -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

 AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to medical billing
   and debt (Part A); to amend the public  health  law,  in  relation  to
   defining  certain  terms  (Part B); to amend the public health law, in
   relation to standardized consolidated itemized general hospital  bills
   (Part C); to amend the public health law, in relation to regulation of
   the billing of facility fees (Part D); to amend the public health law,
   in  relation  to  standardized patient financial liability forms (Part
   E); to amend the public health law, in relation to an all payer  data-
   base  (Part  F);  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to the
   general hospital indigent care pool; and to repeal certain  provisions
   of such law relating thereto (Part G); to amend the civil practice law
   and rules, in relation to the rate of interest in medical debt actions
   (Part  H);  and  to  amend  the financial services law, in relation to
   services rendered by a non-participating provider; and  to  amend  the
   public  health  law,  in relation to hospital statements of rights and
   responsibilities of patients (Part I)
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "patient medical debt protection act".
   § 2. This act enacts into law major components  of  legislation  which
 relate  to  patient  medical  debt  protection. Each component is wholly
 contained within a Part identified as Parts A through I.  The  effective
 date  for  each  particular  provision contained within such Part is set
 forth in the last section of such Part. Any  provision  in  any  section
 contained within a Part, including the effective date of the Part, which
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A3470A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2521
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8639, S6757

A3470A - Summary

Relates to regulation of the billing of facility fees; requires notice prior to billing facility fees not covered by a patient's insurance; defines facility fees as those charged by a hospital, facility or provider designed to compensate for operational costs separate from professional fees.

A3470A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3470--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN, JACOBSON, THIELE, BARRON,
   SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, BENEDETTO, SAYEGH,  REYES,  GLICK,  PERRY,
   ABINANTI,  CRUZ,  PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER,
   AUBRY, GALEF, STECK, NIOU, WEPRIN,  TAYLOR,  JEAN-PIERRE,  FORREST  --
   read  once  and  referred  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  medical  billing
   and  debt  (Part  A);  to  amend the public health law, in relation to
   defining certain terms (Part B); to amend the public  health  law,  in
   relation  to standardized consolidated itemized general hospital bills
   (Part C); to amend the public health law, in relation to regulation of
   the billing of facility fees (Part D); to amend the public health law,
   in relation to standardized patient financial  liability  forms  (Part
   E);  to amend the public health law, in relation to an all payer data-
   base (Part F); to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  the
   general  hospital indigent care pool; and to repeal certain provisions
   of such law relating thereto (Part G); to amend the civil practice law
   and rules, in relation to the rate of interest in medical debt actions
   (Part H); and to amend the financial  services  law,  in  relation  to
   services  rendered  by  a non-participating provider; and to amend the
   public health law, in relation to hospital statements  of  rights  and
   responsibilities of patients (Part I)
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "patient medical debt protection act".
   §  2.  This  act enacts into law major components of legislation which
 relate to patient medical debt  protection.  Each  component  is  wholly
 contained  within  a Part identified as Parts A through I. The effective
 date for each particular provision contained within  such  Part  is  set
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A3470B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2521
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8639, S6757

A3470B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to regulation of the billing of facility fees; requires notice prior to billing facility fees not covered by a patient's insurance; defines facility fees as those charged by a hospital, facility or provider designed to compensate for operational costs separate from professional fees.

A3470B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3470--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN, JACOBSON, THIELE, BARRON,
   SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, DINOWITZ, BENEDETTO, SAYEGH,  REYES,  GLICK,  PERRY,
   ABINANTI,  CRUZ, PAULIN, SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER, AUBRY, GALEF,
   STECK, NIOU, WEPRIN, TAYLOR, JEAN-PIERRE, FORREST,  MITAYNES,  HEVESI,
   LUNSFORD, BRAUNSTEIN, MAMDANI, ZINERMAN, KELLES, DE LA ROSA, McDONALD,
   CAHILL,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  BRONSON,  ANDERSON, GRIFFIN, BURDICK, DURSO,
   CLARK, VANEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, OTIS, PICHARDO -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
   referred to the Committee on Codes -- reported  and  referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to regulation of  the
   billing of facility fees
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2801 of the public health law is amended by  adding
 four new subdivisions 12, 13, 14 and 15 to read as follows:
   12. "FACILITY FEE" MEANS ANY FEE CHARGED OR BILLED BY A HOSPITAL OR BY
 A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL AUTHORIZED UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION
 LAW  THAT  IS:  (A)  INTENDED  TO COMPENSATE THE HOSPITAL OR HEALTH CARE
 PROFESSIONAL FOR THE OPERATIONAL EXPENSES  REGARDLESS  OF  THE  MODALITY
 THROUGH  WHICH  THE  HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED; AND (B) SEPARATE
 AND DISTINCT FROM A PROFESSIONAL FEE. "FACILITY FEE" SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE
 ANY FEE CHARGED OR BILLED BY A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY.
   13. "HEALTH SYSTEM" MEANS A GROUP OF ONE OR MORE HOSPITALS AND PROVID-
 ERS AFFILIATED THROUGH OWNERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, MEMBERSHIP OR OTHER MEANS.
   14.  "FEE"  MEANS  ANY FEE CHARGED OR BILLED BY A PROVIDER FOR PROFES-
 SIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED IN A HOSPITAL-BASED FACILITY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00481-05-1