senate Bill S1580

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Apr 05, 2021 print number 1580a
Apr 05, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 13, 2021 referred to health

S1580 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-h & 368-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5068
2011-2012: S2715
2013-2014: S3312
2015-2016: S1055
2017-2018: S2528
2019-2020: S7035

S1580 - Summary

Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official including emergency medical transportation by an ambulance service certified under article 30 of the public health law; authorizes the commissioner of health to establish a reimbursement methodology to ensure providers are reimbursed.

S1580 - Sponsor Memo

S1580 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1580
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to reimbursement of
   transportation costs for emergency care
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 365-h of the social services law,
 as amended by section 20 of part B of chapter 109 of the laws  of  2010,
 is amended and a new subdivision 7 is added to read as follows:
   1.  The  local social services official and, subject to the provisions
 of subdivision four of this section, the commissioner  of  health  shall
 have  responsibility  for  prior  authorizing transportation of eligible
 persons and for limiting the provision of such transportation  to  those
 recipients  and  circumstances  where  such transportation is essential,
 medically necessary and appropriate to obtain medical care, services  or
 supplies  otherwise available under this title.  HOWEVER, PRIOR AUTHORI-
 ZATION SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED  FOR  TRANSPORTATION  TO  OBTAIN  EMERGENCY
 CARE, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BY AN AMBULANCE SERVICE
 CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
   7.  WITH  RESPECT  TO  TRANSPORTATION AND CARE PROVIDED TO AN ELIGIBLE
 PERSON BY AN AMBULANCE SERVICE CERTIFIED UNDER  ARTICLE  THIRTY  OF  THE
 PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHALL
 ESTABLISH A REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGY THAT ENSURES  THAT  PROVIDERS  ARE
 REIMBURSED  AT  THE  GREATER OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE IN EFFECT ON
 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR THE MEDICARE ALLOWABLE CHARGE
 (PURSUANT TO TITLE XVIII OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY  ACT)  FOR  SUCH
 TRANSPORTATION  AND  CARE.    THE  AMOUNT  OF  INCREASE IN REIMBURSEMENT
 PRODUCED BY THIS METHODOLOGY OVER WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE  HAVE  BEEN  PAID
 SHALL  BE  PHASED  IN AS FOLLOWS:  IN THE STATE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE
 PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION BECOME LAW, THIRTY-THREE PERCENT; IN  THE
 FOLLOWING  STATE FISCAL YEAR, SIXTY-SIX PERCENT; AND IN THE SECOND STATE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S1580A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-h & 368-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5068
2011-2012: S2715
2013-2014: S3312
2015-2016: S1055
2017-2018: S2528
2019-2020: S7035

S1580A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows for reimbursement of transportation costs for emergency care without prior authorization by the social services official including emergency medical transportation by an ambulance service certified under article 30 of the public health law; authorizes the commissioner of health to establish a reimbursement methodology to ensure providers are reimbursed.

S1580A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1580A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1580--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 social services law, in relation to reimbursement of
   transportation costs for emergency care

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 365-h of the social services  law,
 as  amended  by section 20 of part B of chapter 109 of the laws of 2010,
 is amended and a new subdivision 7 is added to read as follows:
   1. The local social services official and, subject to  the  provisions
 of  subdivision  four  of this section, the commissioner of health shall
 have responsibility for prior  authorizing  transportation  of  eligible
 persons  and  for limiting the provision of such transportation to those
 recipients and circumstances where  such  transportation  is  essential,
 medically  necessary and appropriate to obtain medical care, services or
 supplies otherwise available under this title.  HOWEVER, PRIOR  AUTHORI-
 ZATION  SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED  FOR TRANSPORTATION TO OBTAIN EMERGENCY
 CARE, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BY AN AMBULANCE SERVICE
 CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
   7. WITH RESPECT TO TRANSPORTATION AND CARE  PROVIDED  TO  AN  ELIGIBLE
 PERSON  BY  AN  AMBULANCE  SERVICE CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE
 PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH  SHALL
 ESTABLISH  A  REIMBURSEMENT  METHODOLOGY THAT ENSURES THAT PROVIDERS ARE
 REIMBURSED AT THE GREATER OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE  IN  EFFECT  ON
 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR THE MEDICARE ALLOWABLE CHARGE
 (PURSUANT  TO  TITLE  XVIII OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT) FOR SUCH
 TRANSPORTATION AND CARE.    THE  AMOUNT  OF  INCREASE  IN  REIMBURSEMENT
 PRODUCED  BY  THIS  METHODOLOGY OVER WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN PAID
 SHALL BE PHASED IN AS FOLLOWS:  IN THE STATE FISCAL YEAR  IN  WHICH  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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