Relates to the power of certain school boards of education to provide or enter into contract for the provision of health care services for the school community; requires the school district to receive a subsidy or reimbursement in the same manner that a county would receive for providing those health care services. Allows telemedicine to be used as a method of delivery.
Pending Legislation and Regulation
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Promotes the development, provision and accessibility of telehealth/telemedicine services in New York state; establishes a telehealth/telemedicine development and research grant fund.
Requires comprehensive motor vehicle reparations and workers' compensation coverage of health care services delivered by means of telehealth.
Relates to rates of reimbursement for telehealth services; requires insurers to reimburse telehealth providers at the same rate as they would if the services had been provided in person.
Adds public, private and charter elementary and secondary schools, school age child care programs and child day care centers within the state of New York, assisted living facilities, adult homes, continuing care retirement communities and other senior living residences within the state of New York in the definition of originating site.
Provides for the delivery and insurance coverage of telehealth services by means of home care services.
Bill states in its “Legislative Findings” that the legislature finds that rural areas in NY lack the multiple telecommunications connections necessary to link outside resources during times of emergency, that broadband networks are necessary to facilitate telemedicine networks that connect rural and urban medical centers and that increased broadband networks and advanced communications services will enhance government operations through telemedicine for healthcare, distance learning for education, redundant and diversely pathed communications networks for public safety communications and to generally protect the health and welfare of the state and its citizens.
Amends the Public Health Law; authorizes the delivery of telehealth services at any elementary or secondary school, or child care program or center within the state.
Creates a rural home health flexibility program. The Commissioner can consider for approval proposals from providers operating under this article and serving rural counties to qualify for home telehealth reimbursement (among other items).
Provides that demonstration rates of payment for telehealth services by home health agencies, long term home health care and AIDS home care shall be paid to providers in an equitable and direct manner.