|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||committed to rules|
|Mar 03, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 02, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 01, 2021||1st report cal.478|
|Jan 30, 2021||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S3556
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3556 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3556 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3556 SPONSOR: BRESLIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to payments to prehospi- tal emergency medical services providers PURPOSE: To ensure that responding ambulance service companies receive direct payment for all ambulance service transports upon submission of an invoice to the insurance company without the need for the responding ambulance company to he a preferred provider. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 3224-a of the insurance law to provide that payments made to nonparticipating or non-preferred providers of ambu- lance services made by health insurers shall be done so directly to the provider or jointly to both the provider and the insured.
S3556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3556 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, HELMING, RIVERA, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to payments to prehospi- tal emergency medical services providers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3224-a of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (l) to read as follows: (L) PAYMENTS TO NONPARTICIPATING OR NONPREFERRED PROVIDERS OF AMBU- LANCE SERVICES LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. (1) WHENEVER AN INSURER OR AN ORGANIZATION, OR CORPORATION LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR FORTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW PROVIDES THAT ANY HEALTH CARE CLAIMS SUBMITTED UNDER CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS ISSUED OR ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE OR ARTICLE FORTY-TWO, FORTY-THREE OR FORTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER AND ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW ARE PAYABLE TO A PARTICIPATING OR PREFERRED PROVIDER OF AMBULANCE SERVICES FOR SERVICES RENDERED, THE INSURER, ORGANIZATION, OR CORPO- RATION LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR FORTY- SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY SUCH BENEFITS EITHER DIRECTLY TO ANY SIMILARLY LICENSED NONPARTICIPATING OR NONPREFERRED PROVIDER AT THE USUAL AND CUSTOMARY CHARGE, WHICH SHALL NOT BE EXCESSIVE OR UNREASONABLE, WHEN THE PROVIDER HAS RENDERED SUCH SERVICES, HAS ON FILE A DULY EXECUTED ASSIGN- MENT OF BENEFITS, AND HAS CAUSED NOTICE OF SUCH ASSIGNMENT TO BE GIVEN TO THE INSURER, ORGANIZATION, OR CORPORATION LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR FORTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR ARTI- CLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW OR JOINTLY TO SUCH NONPARTIC- IPATING OR NONPREFERRED PROVIDER AND TO THE INSURED, SUBSCRIBER, OR OTHER COVERED PERSON; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN EITHER CASE THE INSUR- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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