STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 29, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. PALMESANO, GARBARINO, LALOR, GIGLIO, McDONOUGH,
RAIA, WALSH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ASHBY, BARCLAY, BLANKEN-
BUSH, BRABENEC, CROUCH, DiPIETRO, FINCH, HAWLEY, B. MILLER, MORINELLO,
NORRIS, STEC -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the state
reimbursement of county payments for medical assistance fraud, waste
and abuse detection software
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 368-a of the social services law
2 is amended by adding a new paragraph (aa) to read as follows:
3 (aa) (i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the full amount
4 expended by the local social services district for medical assistance
5 fraud, waste and abuse investigations via the use of data mining soft-
6 ware shall be reimbursed by the state if the county has previously
7 purchased or intends to purchase such software. For the purposes of this
8 paragraph, "data mining software" shall mean a database application that
9 utilizes advanced data searching capabilities and statistical analyses
10 to discover patterns and correlations in the use and abuse of medical
11 assistance practices. Any county that has previously purchased such
12 software must supply adequate documentation, including any receipts,
13 that details such purchase. The state shall disburse grants, when appli-
14 cable, from the general fund for this purpose.
15 (ii) The commissioner of health may develop rules and regulations as
16 necessary to carry out the provisions of this paragraph.
17 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.