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S02543 Summary:

BILL NOS02543
 
SAME ASSAME AS A00179
 
SPONSORRIVERA
 
COSPNSRBAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MYRIE, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 3614-f, Pub Health L
 
Provides for insurance reimbursement for expenses related to the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for direct care workers, care recipients and an emergency inventory of a ninety-day supply of PPE.
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S02543 Memo:

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S02543 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2543
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 21, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES,
          HARCKHAM,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MYRIE, SALA-
          ZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 payments for
          personal protective equipment for home and community based  long  term
          care services
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  3614-f to read as follows:
     3    §  3614-f.  Payments  for  personal  protective equipment for home and
     4  community based long term care services. The payment of claims submitted
     5  under contracts or agreements with insurers under the medical assistance
     6  program for home and community based long term  care  services  provided
     7  under  this  article  or  by fiscal intermediaries operating pursuant to
     8  section three hundred sixty-five-f of  the  social  services  law  shall
     9  include  reimbursement for expenses related to the provision of personal
    10  protective equipment (PPE) for direct care workers, care recipients  and
    11  an emergency inventory of a ninety-day supply of PPE. Such reimbursement
    12  shall be clearly identified as an addition to base rates of payments and
    13  in  an  amount  that supplements any current contracts or agreements and
    14  shall not use such funds to  supplant  payments  for  existing  services
    15  under  the  Medicaid program. Determination of a standardized amount for
    16  PPE will be adjusted annually and will take into consideration  clinical
    17  best  practices  for  PPE  use  and  current and projected public health
    18  considerations that could result in increased need for PPE supplies.  In
    19  the  event  of  a  declaration of a state of emergency, rate adjustments
    20  shall be reviewed and implemented within thirty days to  accommodate  an
    21  immediate  need  for increased supplies of PPE. Provided that no portion
    22  of the dollars spent or to be spent to satisfy  the  need  for  PPE  for
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00582-01-1

        S. 2543                             2
 
     1  workers  under this section shall be retained or used for another manner
     2  by the home and community based long term care provider or fiscal inter-
     3  mediary in receipt of the funding and further that insurers and  provid-
     4  ers  shall  report  compliance  with this section to the department as a
     5  component of standardized cost reports required by the department.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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