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A06686 Summary:

BILL NO    A06686B

SAME AS    SAME AS S04559-B

SPONSOR    Wright

COSPNSR    Boyland

MLTSPNSR   Rivera P

Amd S13, Work Comp L

Relates to the rates of payment for the treatment and care of injured
employees.
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A06686 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        6686--B
                                                               Cal. No. 229

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    March 24, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on  Labor  --  reported  from  committee, advanced to a third reading,
         amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  on  the  order  of
         third  reading  --  again amended on third reading, ordered reprinted,
         retaining its place on the order of third reading

       AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the  rates
         of  payment  for  the  treatment  and  care  of injured employees; and
         providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Section 13 of the workers' compensation law is amended by
    2  adding a new subdivision (a-1) to read as follows:
    3    (A-1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR
    4  OF  SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED  SEVEN  OR SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
    5  TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED SEVEN-C OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  PAYMENTS  TO
    6  GENERAL  HOSPITALS  FOR APR-DRGS 23 (SPINAL PROCEDURES), 303 (DORSAL AND
    7  LUMBAR FUSION PROCEDURES FOR CURVATURE OF BACK), 304 (DORSAL AND  LUMBAR
    8  FUSION  PROCEDURES  EXCEPT  FOR  CURVATURE OF BACK), 310 (INTERVERTEBRAL
    9  DISC EXCISION AND DECOMPRESSION), AND 321 (CERVICAL  SPINAL  FUSION  AND
   10  OTHER  BACK/NECK PROCEDURES EXCLUDING DISC EXCISION/DECOMPRESSION) SHALL
   11  BE AT THE RATES OF PAYMENT DETERMINED PURSUANT TO  SUBPARAGRAPH  (I)  OF
   12  PARAGRAPH (B-1) OF SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED SEVEN-C
   13  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW PLUS THE PROVIDER'S DOCUMENTED COST FOR ANY
   14  IMPLANTABLE HARDWARE AND INSTRUMENTATION, WHICH SHOULD BE RECORDED UNDER
   15  REVENUE CODE 278 ON THE CLAIM, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL TEN  PERCENT  OF  SUCH
   16  DOCUMENTED COST NOT TO EXCEED A MAXIMUM OF THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
   17    S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately; and shall be deemed to
   18  have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2011, and shall
   19  expire on April 1, 2012 when upon such date the provisions of  this  act
   20  shall be deemed repealed.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
       A                                                          LBD09984-07-1
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