|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2021||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|May 19, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 12, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 11, 2021||1st report cal.1037|
|Feb 19, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S4965
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4965 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4965 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4965 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the social services law, in relation to automatic enrollment and recertification simplification for Medicaid eligible recipients PURPOSE: To shorten and simplify Medicaid long term care eligibility processes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Public Health Law § 4403-f to enable auto-assignment in a managed long term care plan when a person determined to be eligible has not chosen a plan within the first 75 days of eligibility, and extends that eligibility if auto-assignment is not completed within 75 days.
S4965 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4965 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 19, 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 and the social services law, in relation to automatic enrollment and recertification simplification for Medicaid eligible recipients THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section 4403-f of the public health law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv) to read as follows: (IV) WHERE A PERSON DETERMINED ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID ("MEDICAID RECIP- IENT") HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE TO REQUIRE COMMUNITY-BASED LONG TERM CARE SERVICES FOR MORE THAN A CONTIN- UOUS PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS, AND THE MEDICAID RECIPIENT HAS NOT SELECTED AND ENROLLED IN A MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN PRIOR TO ANY EXPIRATION DATE OF SUCH DETERMINATION OF NEED FOR LONG TERM CARE, AFTER BEING PROVIDED WITH INFORMATION TO MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ASSIGN THE RECIPIENT TO A MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT CONSISTENCY WITH ANY PRIOR COMMUNITY-BASED DIRECT CARE WORKERS HAVING RECENTLY SERVED THE RECIPIENT, QUALITY PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, CAPACITY, AND GEOGRAPHIC ACCESSIBILITY. THE COMMISSIONER MAY ASSIGN PARTICIPANTS PURSUANT TO SUCH CRITERIA ON A WEIGHTED BASIS. A RECIPIENT ASSIGNED TO A MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN UNDER THIS SUBPARA- GRAPH SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO BE IN NEED OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES FOR MORE THAN A CONTINUOUS PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS AND ELIGIBLE TO BE ENROLLED IN A MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN. § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 366-a of the social services law, as added by section 51 of part A of chapter 1 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivi- sion, an applicant or recipient may attest to the amount of his or her EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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