senate Bill S4827

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the department of financial services to review covered benefits related to childbirth

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 22, 2021 1st report cal.384
Feb 12, 2021 referred to women's issues

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S4827
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Feb 22, 2021

S4827 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Financial Services

S4827 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the the department of financial services, in consultation with the department of health to prepare a report with recommendations on their review of covered benefits related to childbirth offered by all health insurance providers in New York state.

S4827 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4827 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4827
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues
 
 AN ACT to direct the department of financial services to review  covered
   benefits  related  to  childbirth offered by health insurance policies
   and  medical  assistance;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of   such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The superintendent of financial services,  in  consultation
 with  the  commissioner of health, shall review covered benefits related
 to childbirth offered by  all  health  insurance  policies  and  medical
 assistance  in New York state, the extent to which such policies meet or
 exceed the federal Affordable Care Act requirements, and make  recommen-
 dations regarding the adoption of statewide standards. Such review shall
 include, but not be limited to:
   a.  The  current range in length of stay coverage periods for surgical
 and vaginal deliveries across health insurance plans offered within  New
 York  state  distinguishing  from simple surgical deliveries and complex
 surgical deliveries.
   b. The average and range of reimbursement to maternal  fetal  medicine
 physicians,  obstetrics/gynecologic  physicians,  family practice physi-
 cians and licensed midwives for labor and a surgical delivery or vaginal
 delivery.
   c. The current range  of  out-of-pocket  expenses,  including  upfront
 payments  if applicable, incurred by patients for a surgical delivery or
 for a vaginal delivery within New York state by the type and amount.
   d. The extent to which health insurance  plans  offered  in  New  York
 state  provide  for  additional  coverage for the mother in the event of
 childbirth complications occurring during a vaginal or  surgical  deliv-
 ery.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09087-02-1

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