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2022 Legislative Session Recap

June 13, 2022 10:09 AM | Anonymous

 The legislative session ended the first week of June. Overall, the session was a success for the NY Chapter ACS resulting in the enactment of telehealth payment parity, maintaining funding for Physician Excess Medical Malpractice without any changes to eligibility, and helping to defeat inappropriate scope of practice expansions. The Chapter was able to secure passage in both the Senate and Assembly for Chest Wall Reconstruction (S.7881/A.8537) and Colorectal Cancer Screenings at 45 (S.906B/A.2085B).  Both bills now await signature from the Governor. The NY Chapter ACS also promoted prior authorization reforms which has helped to set stage and momentum for action in 2023.

2022 Advocacy Day Target Issues:

Prior Authorization Reform
Support: Prior Authorization Proposed Gold Card Program (S.8299 RULES/A.9908A INSURANCE)

Support: Prior Authorization Utilization Review (S.6435A RULES /A.7129A INSURANCE)

Support: Carter's Law - Give Kids a Chance (S.24 / A1943 Insurance Committees)

Call for a Study on the NYS Trauma System and Disaster Preparedness:

Support: Stop the Bleed Training in High School Health Education Classes:

Support: Stop the Bleed Kits in Schools (A.6462 Held for Consideration):

Support: Provide Coverage for Chest Wall Reconstruction (S.7881/A.8537)   PASSED Awaits Gov. Signature

Support: Colorectal Cancer Screenings at 45 (S.906B/A.2085B)  PASSED Awaits Gov. Signature

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