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A10459 Summary:

BILL NOA10459A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08353-A
 
SPONSORLupardo
 
COSPNSRArroyo, Hyndman, Walsh, Errigo, Murray, Braunstein, Hevesi, Goodell
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Barron, Dickens, Jones, Magee, McDonald, Rivera, Sepulveda, Taylor
 
Amd 461-l, Soc Serv L; amd 4012, Pub Health L
 
Establishes reimbursement mechanisms for access to hospice services for residents of assisted living programs.
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A10459 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10459A
 
SPONSOR: Lupardo (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the public health law, in relation to authorizing residents of assisted living programs to receive hospice services   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to allow residents of an assisted living facility who are receiving Medicaid to be able to access hospice services while remaining in their assisted living facility. Current Medicaid policy prevents terminally ill Assisted Living Program resi- dents from accessing hospice services, forcing many residents to trans- fer to a nursing home to receive hospice care.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 461-1 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv). Section 2: Section 4012 of the Public Health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6. Section 3: Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The current Medicaid policy prevents terminally ill residents of an assisted living facility from accessing hospice services. As a result, many residents are forced to leave their home in the assisted living facility and transfer to a nursing home in their last few weeks of life. This end of life transfer from an assisted living facility during this difficult time creates additional burdens not only on the patient, but also on their family. As a result, not only must all parties involved cope with the terminal illness, but also now they must acclimate to new surroundings. If assisted living residents receiving Medicaid were permitted to receive hospice services they would be able to remain in the Assisted Living Facility at the end of life. It is estimated that by allowing ALP's residents to access hospice services the Medicaid program would avoid costly nursing home stays and save an estimated $1.3 million.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is new legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: It is estimated that by allowing ALP's patients access to hospice services the Medicaid program would save an estimated $1.3 million.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10459 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                        10459--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 23, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO, ARROYO, HYNDMAN, WALSH, ERRIGO, MURRAY,
          BRAUNSTEIN, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ABBATE,  BARRON,
          DICKENS,  JONES,  MAGEE,  McDONALD,  RIVERA,  TAYLOR  -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on
          Health in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the public health law, in
          relation to authorizing  residents  of  assisted  living  programs  to
          receive hospice services
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  461-l  of  the
     2  social services law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv) to read
     3  as follows:
     4    (iv) Eligible persons receiving assisted living program services shall
     5  be  permitted  to  access  and  receive hospice services from a provider
     6  under article forty of the public health law while continuing to  remain
     7  in the assisted living program.
     8    §  2. Section 4012 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
     9  subdivision 6 to read as follows:
    10    6. Hospice services for residents of assisted  living  programs  under
    11  section four hundred sixty-one-1 of the social services law; the commis-
    12  sioner may through regulation modify the scope of personal care services
    13  to prevent duplication of personal care services provided by hospice and
    14  the assisted living program.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15037-06-8
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