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S02809 Summary:

BILL NO    S02809D





Amd Various Laws, generally

Relates to Medicare part D; relates to early intervention services; relates to
tobacco control and insurance initiatives pool distributions; relates to
clinical laboratories; relates to the distribution of HEAL NY capital grants;
extends numerous provisions of law; repeals provisions of law relating to
elderly pharmaceutical insurance; relates to rates of payment and medical
assistance; relates to the distribution of pool allocations and graduate
medical education; relates to health care initiative pool distributions;
extends payment provisions for general hospitals; extends access to community
health care services in rural areas; continues the priority restoration
adjustment; relates to medical and professional malpractice insurance; relates
to the liquidation of domestic insurers; relates to rates of payment for
personal care service providers, residential health care facilities and
diagnostic and treatment centers; relates to payments to residential health
care facilities and other reimbursements; authorizes bad debt and charity care
allowances for certified home health agencies; relates to capital related
inpatient expenses; relates to rates of payment for long term home health care
programs; relates to the effectiveness of the child health insurance plan;
relates to the suspension of eligibility for medical assistance; foregoes
certain adjustments during the 2011-2012 state fiscal year; relates to the
closure and the reduction in size of certain facilities serving persons with
mental illness; relates to general hospital inpatient reimbursement for annual
rates; establishes ceiling limitations for certain rates of payment; repeals
certain provisions of the social services law relating to prescription drug
payments; initiates a study to determine costs incurred by public school
districts for certain medical care, services and supplies; relates to the
calculation of capital costs; relates to the HIV special needs plan; relates to
the pharmacy and therapeutics committee and the preferred drug program; relates
to covered part D drugs, limited coverage for formula therapy, prescription
footwear, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, payment
for home health care nursing services, and coverage for smoking cessation
counseling services, the furnishing of medical assistance to applicants with
responsible relatives, and mail order prescriptions; relates to the
commissioner of health's authority to negotiate agreements resolving multiple
pending rate appeals; relates to diagnostic care centers; relates to temporary
operator certificates for general hospitals or diagnostic and treatment
centers; relates to health home services; relates to managed long term care
plans and residential health care facilities; relates to insurance co-payments;
provides palliative care support for patients with advanced life limiting
conditions and illnesses; relates to the provision of home health care
services; establishes a workgroup to develop a plan and draft legislation for
the purpose of operating and managing public nursing homes; encourages
cooperative, collaborative and integrative arrangements between health care
providers, payers, and others; relates to the definition of estate; relates to
the New York state medical indemnity fund and the New York state hospital
quality initiative; requires compliance with operational standards by hospitals
and providers of services in hospitals; creates an accountable care
organization demonstration program; limits the reporting of death by the
operator of an adult home or residence; requires preclaim review for
participating providers of medical assistance program items and services;
relates to seeking federal approvals to establish payment methodologies with
accountable care organizations; relates to medical assistance for needy
persons; relates to the character and adequacy of assistance; relates to
residential health care facility supplemental payments, non-capital components
of rates, and temporary nursing home stability contributions; authorizes the
commissioner of health to enter into contracts for purposes of the Early
Innovator federal grant award; and relates to applications for orders of
rehabilitation or liquidation.
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