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S07718 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 12, 2016
        Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 Medicaid providers
          eligible for access funding under the vital access provider program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision (a) of section 2826 of the public health law,
     2  as added by section 27 of part C of chapter 60 of the laws of  2014,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, within funds
     5  appropriated  and  subject  to  the  availability  of  federal financial
     6  participation, the  commissioner  may  grant  approval  of  a  temporary
     7  adjustment  to  the  non-capital  components of rates, or make temporary
     8  lump-sum Medicaid payments, to eligible general hospitals, skilled nurs-
     9  ing facilities, clinics [and], home care providers, and assisted  living
    10  programs,  provided however, that should federal financial participation
    11  not be available for any eligible provider, then  payments  pursuant  to
    12  this  subdivision  may  be  made as grants and shall not be deemed to be
    13  medical assistance payments.
    14    § 2. Paragraph (i) of subdivision (f) of section 2826  of  the  public
    15  health  law,  as added by section 14 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws
    16  of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
    17    (i) Providers serving rural areas as such term is defined  in  section
    18  two  thousand  nine hundred fifty-one of this chapter, including but not
    19  limited to hospitals, residential health care facilities, diagnostic and
    20  treatment centers,  ambulatory  surgery  centers  [and]  ,  clinics  and
    21  assisted  living  programs  shall  be  eligible for enhanced payments or
    22  reimbursement under a supplemental rate methodology for the  purpose  of
    23  promoting access and improving the quality of care.
    24    § 3. 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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