assembly Bill A802

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A802 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4342
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§368-a & 365-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6791, S5479
2019-2020: A2805, S2528

A802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers to cover actual costs of delivery.

A802 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    802
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. JONES, COOK, DICKENS, PHEFFER AMATO, MONTESANO,
   WALCZYK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  SIMON  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law,  in relation to Medicaid
   reimbursement rates for rural home health care providers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social services law
 is amended by adding a new paragraph (g-1) to read as follows:
   (G-1) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (G) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SECTION THREE
 HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR-J OF THIS  TITLE  OR  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,
 REIMBURSEMENT FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA-
 GRAPH  (D)  OF  SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE-A OF
 THIS TITLE BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR SHARED AIDE PROVIDED BY AN APPROVED  HOME
 HEALTH AGENCY WHEN SUCH SERVICES ARE DETERMINED TO BE COST EFFECTIVE AND
 APPROPRIATE  TO  MEET  THE  RECIPIENT'S NEEDS FOR ASSISTANCE, WHERE SUCH
 SERVICES ARE DELIVERED IN A RURAL AREA OF THE STATE, TO BE DESIGNATED BY
 THE COMMISSIONER IN REGULATION, SHALL BE INCREASED TO INCLUDE AN  AMOUNT
 NECESSARY  TO  COVER  THE DISPARATE TRANSPORTATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH
 PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS. THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP
 METHODOLOGIES  FOR  CALCULATING  SUCH  DELIVERY COSTS WHICH ARE SEPARATE
 FROM DIRECT PERSONAL CARE. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT INCREASE SHALL INCLUDE ALL
 HOME HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS UNDER  THIS  ARTI-
 CLE, INCLUDING THOSE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED THROUGH FEDERAL WAIVERS.
   §  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 365-l of the social services law, as
 added by section 37 of part H of chapter 59 of  the  laws  of  2011,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  Notwithstanding  any  law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the
 commissioner of health is authorized, in consultation with  the  commis-
 sioners  of  the  office  of  mental  health,  office  of alcoholism and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets