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A10697 Summary:

Amd 3614, Pub Health L
Authorizes payments to home health agencies for the provision of nurse practitioner services.
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A10697 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      June 13, 2016
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Gottfried)
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to nurse practitioner
          services provided by home care agencies
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Section 3614 of the public health law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision 3-d to read as follow:
     3    3-d. Home care-primary care initiative.  The commissioner, subject  to
     4  the  approval  of  the  director  of the budget, and notwithstanding any
     5  inconsistent provision of this chapter or  the  department's  rules  and
     6  regulations,  is  authorized  to  adjust  or to approve special rates of
     7  payment for  reimbursement  provided  under  this  section  and  section
     8  forty-four  hundred  three-f  of this chapter for the provision of nurse
     9  practitioner services through home care agencies under a home  care-pri-
    10  mary  care  initiative.  Such  initiative  shall  be for the purposes of
    11  providing or enhancing primary care to  home  care  patients,  including
    12  house-calls  to  patients who are homebound or when in-home primary care
    13  would otherwise facilitate access,  quality  and  cost-effectiveness  of
    14  care,  including  overcoming  geographic  rural/inner-city  barriers  to
    15  primary care. Such initiative shall also target prevention of  avoidable
    16  hospitalizations,  rehospitalizations, emergency room need and long term
    17  institutionalization.
    18    The commissioner, in consultation with representatives  of  home  care
    19  agencies  and managed long term care plans, shall establish criteria and
    20  procedures for the implementation of this subdivision.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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