senate Bill S2521B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to regulation of billing of facility fees

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1526
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2021 print number 2521b
Jun 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 29, 2021 print number 2521a
Jan 29, 2021 amend and recommit to health
Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

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S2521 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3470
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6757, A8639

S2521 - 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.

S2521 - Sponsor Memo

S2521 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2521
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 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  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
 makes reference to a section "of this act", when used in connection with
 that particular component, shall be deemed to  mean  and  refer  to  the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00481-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2521A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3470
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6757, A8639

S2521A - 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.

S2521A - Sponsor Memo

S2521A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2521--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by   Sens.   RIVERA,  BENJAMIN,  BIAGGI,  BRESLIN,  COMRIE,
   GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN,  KRUEGER,  MAY,  MYRIE,
   PERSAUD,  SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, 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 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S2521B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3470
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2801, add §2829, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6757, A8639

S2521B (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.

S2521B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2521B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2521--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BRISPORT,
   BROUK, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACK-
   SON,  KAPLAN,  KAVANAGH,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAY, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD,
   RAMOS, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS --  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 -- 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.
   15. "PROVIDER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY, WHETHER  FOR  PROFIT  OR
 NONPROFIT,  WHOSE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE
 SERVICES.
   § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2829  to
 read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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