Bill S6494A-2013

Relates to automated payment detection, prevention and recovery solutions to reduce correctional healthcare overpayments, billed for eligible services

Relates to the development and implementation of automated payment detection, prevention and recovery solutions to reduce correctional healthcare overpayments, and requires that private health insurance and Medicaid are billed for eligible inpatient hospital and professional services.

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Actions

  • Jun 12, 2014: referred to correction
  • Jun 12, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1341
  • Jun 11, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 14, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 5, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6494A
  • May 5, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Meetings

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - May 14, 2014
Ayes (10): Gallivan, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ritchie, Hassell-Thompson, Peralta
Ayes W/R (3): Montgomery, Hoylman, Rivera
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 11, 2014
Ayes (21): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Krueger, Parker, Perkins
Ayes W/R (2): Montgomery, Gianaris
Excused (2): Hassell-Thompson, Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6494A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law and the social services law, in relation to the development and implementation of automated payment detection, prevention and recovery solutions to reduce correctional healthcare overpayments, and to require that private health insurance providers and Medicaid are billed for eligible inpatient hospital and professional services

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill seeks to implement savings for state correctional healthcare and prevent Medicaid fraud within correctional facilities, while ensuring that patients receive proper services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1- Legislative intent.

Section 2 - Part 1 provides that the new sections apply to all state correctional healthcare systems and state contracted managed correctional healthcare systems.

- Part 2 requires implementation of procedures to utilize Medicaid for reimbursement of correctional healthcare costs and defines the technological services that would be provided to prevent errors and potential overbilling.

- Part 3 details the procedures that would be taken to prevent fraud.

- Part 4 states that the state may contract to have services performed and that savings of this service will be used towards administration and operation.

Section 3 - Provides that any Medicaid costs not covered by the Federal Government will be covered entirely by the state, without local contribution.

Section 4 - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill seeks to reduce costs to the state for correctional healthcare services. Currently, correctional healthcare costs are borne entirely by the state, even though many, if not all, of these costs might be covered under either Medicaid or private health insurance plans. This bill would require to utilize Medicaid and private insurance coverage when appropriate to reduce costs to the state. Local governments would not be responsible for any part of the Medicaid cost for correctional healthcare.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The comptroller has estimated that utilizing Medicaid reimbursement for correctional healthcare might save the state up to $20 million per year.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first day of January next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6494--A IN SENATE January 29, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the correction law and the social services law, in relation to the development and implementation of automated payment detection, prevention and recovery solutions to reduce correctional healthcare overpayments, and to require that private health insurance providers and Medicaid are billed for eligible inpatient hospital and professional services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. Other states have saved millions of dollars by implementing solutions to eliminate and recover correctional healthcare overpayments and significantly have reduced correctional healthcare costs by billing private health insurance providers and Medi- caid for eligible inpatient healthcare costs. New York can benefit by implementing similar measures. It is the intent of the legislature to implement automated payment detection, prevention and recovery solutions to reduce correctional healthcare overpayments, and to ensure that private insurance companies and Medicaid are billed for eligible inpa- tient hospital and professional services. S 2. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 140-a to read as follows: S 140-A. HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS; BILLING PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAID. 1. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY TO ALL STATE CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES AND STATE CONTRACTED MANAGED CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES. 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL IMPLEMENT AUTOMATED PAYMENT DETECTION, PREVENTION, AND RECOVERY PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT PRIVATE HEALTH INSUR- ANCE OR MEDICAID IS BILLED FOR ELIGIBLE INPATIENT HOSPITAL AND PROFES- SIONAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES. THESE PROCEDURES MUST INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, CLINICAL CODE EDITING TECHNOLOGY TO FURTHER AUTOMATE CLAIMS RESOLUTION AND ENHANCE COST CONTAINMENT THROUGH IMPROVED CLAIM ACCURACY
AND APPROPRIATE CODE CORRECTION. EDITS PERFORMED BY THIS TECHNOLOGY MUST BE APPLIED AUTOMATICALLY BEFORE THE ADJUDICATION OF CLAIMS, AND THIS TECHNOLOGY MUST IDENTIFY AND PREVENT ERRORS AND POTENTIAL OVERBILLING BASED ON WIDELY ACCEPTED PROTOCOLS, SUCH AS THOSE USED BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES. 3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL IMPLEMENT CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE CLAIMS AUDIT AND RECOVERY PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY IMPROPER PAYMENTS MADE DUE TO NON-FRAUDULENT ISSUES. PROCEDURES THAT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, OBTAINING PROVIDER SIGN-OFF ON AUDIT RESULTS AND CONDUCTING POST PAYMENT REVIEWS TO ENSURE THAT THE DIAGNOSES AND PROCE- DURE CODES ARE ACCURATE AND VALID BASED ON SUPPORTING PHYSICIAN DOCUMEN- TATION WITHIN THE MEDICAL RECORDS. CORE CATEGORIES OF REVIEWS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, CODING COMPLIANCE DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUP (DRG) REVIEWS, TRANSFERS, READMISSIONS, COST OUTLIER REVIEWS, OUTPATIENT SEVENTY-TWO-HOUR RULE REVIEWS, PAYMENT ERRORS, AND BILLING. 4. THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONTRACT TO HAVE SERVICES PERFORMED TO CARRY OUT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, AND THE SAVINGS GENERATED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE SERVICES MUST BE USED FOR THE OPERATION AND ADMIN- ISTRATION OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING SECURING THE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION. TO FURTHER ACHIEVE THESE SAVINGS, CONTRACTOR REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE BASED UPON A PERCENTAGE OF AN ACHIEVED SAVINGS MODEL, A PER BENEFICIARY PER MONTH MODEL, A PER TRANSACTION MODEL, A CASE-RATE MODEL, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE MODELS. CONTRACTOR REIMBURSEMENT MODELS ALSO MAY INCLUDE PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES OF THE CONTRACTOR TO ENSURE SAVINGS IDENTIFIED EXCEED PROGRAM COSTS. S 3. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 368-g to read as follows: S 368-G. REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS FOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE. AFTER THE AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDS, IF ANY, HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM THE COST OF CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE, THE REMAINING AMOUNT SHALL BE PAID WHOLLY BY THE STATE. S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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