Bill S5333-2013

Provides that any compilation of comparative hospital data shall include a statement that it is not the official state hospital report card

Provides that any compilation of comparative hospital data, excluding those produced by a government or accrediting organization, shall include a statement that it is not the official state hospital report card.

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Actions

  • Jun 10, 2014: referred to health
  • Jun 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 28, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 21, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 20, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.868
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 11, 2013: referred to health
  • Jun 11, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 11, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1128
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (16): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Rivera, Montgomery, Hassell-Thompson, Adams, Peralta, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (1): Hoylman
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 20, 2014
Ayes (16): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Martins, Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Peralta, O'Brien, Hoylman, Serrano
Ayes W/R (1): Montgomery

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5333

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to hospital report cards

PURPOSE:

To clarify that some hospital quality report cards that are produced are not the official New York State report card.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 2995-b of the public health law to provide that any other entity, excluding government and accrediting organizations, that produce comparative hospital data shall include on any report thereof the following statement: "This report is not the New York State Official Hospital Comparative Report Card."

Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Hospitals participate in a variety of quality measurements and reporting initiatives designed to develop information to improve care and consumer decision making. Over time, the number of publicly-released reporting initiatives has proliferated along with an escalating commitment of hospital resources, with no coordination among efforts. Unfortunately, this often has resulted in conflicting and sometimes erroneous information that is confusing for consumers.

The numerous hospital quality report cards use inconsistent quality data and methodologies often yielding dramatically different results, which hinders rather than assists in consumer decision making. Moreover, providers are burdened with trying to assess each report card's methodology to determine whether it is has merit. To provide the greatest value to both the public and providers, reports that are not the official New York State report should be labeled as such in order to minimize confusion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5333 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________
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 hospital report cards THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2995-b of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. OTHER DATA. ANY OTHER ENTITY, EXCLUDING GOVERNMENT AND ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS, THAT PRODUCE COMPARATIVE HOSPITAL DATA SHALL INCLUDE ON ANY REPORT THEREOF, THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: "THIS REPORT IS NOT THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICIAL HOSPITAL COMPARATIVE REPORT CARD." S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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