Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 18, 2023||
reported and committed to finance
|Mar 16, 2023||
referred to health
Senate Bill S5810
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5810 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5810 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5810 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to setting reimburse- ment rates for essential safety net hospitals PURPOSE: To provide new financial opportunities to support safety net hospitals throughout the state serving underserved communities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the legislative intent of the bill. Section 2 adds a new subdivision 34-a to section 2807-c of the public health law by establishing the "Health Equity Stabilization and Trans- formation Act" which will establish reimbursement rates and provide funding for safety net hospitals. The bill defines "essential safety net hospitals" that would be eligible for enhanced reimbursement rates.
2023-S5810 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5810 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 16, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, MYRIE -- 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 setting reimburse- ment rates for essential safety net hospitals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. Essential safety net hospitals predomi- nately serve historically marginalized neighborhoods and communities of color, with Medicaid and uninsured patients comprising 36 percent or more of their patient population. Years of disinvestment and the current financing system impedes the ability of these facilities to provide equitable care in the communities they serve. The perpetual cycle of underfunding of these hospitals prevents critical investment in services and requires annual supplemental state support to simply remain open to provide care. The legislature seeks to implement a permanent solution to address decades-long inequities faced by communities served by essential safety net hospitals. It is the intent of the legislature to provide enhanced rates to essential safety net hospitals to support investments to stabilize the safety net workforce, allow for investment in critical hospital infrastructure, and provide expanded and equitable programs and services to underserved communities. This legislation will promote access to care by ensuring that essential safety net hospitals in New York's most marginalized communities remain open and are better posi- tioned to successfully meet community needs. It is recognized that this legislation may require eligible hospitals to waive the receipt of Medi- caid Disproportionate Share Hospital allotments as a condition of receiving enhanced reimbursement rates as a result of this legislation. It is further recognized that an eligible essential safety net hospital may decline to participate in the reimbursement structure created by this legislation. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10306-01-3 S. 5810 2
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