NYS Council’s MCO Timely Payment Bill Signed into Law by Governor!!

November 8, 2019


Good evening,


I just learned that Governor Cuomo has signed our MCO Timely Payment bill (A2787 – Gottfried) into law!


A2787  – Gottfried
Relates to payments for behavioral health services
11/08/19 signed chap.451


I want to thank each and every Council member who took the time over the past few years to weigh in with your Assembly and Senate representatives on the bill, and who responded immediately to our request last week for Letters of Support when we learned the Governor had received the bill.


I also want to extend our thanks and gratitude to Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Senator Gustavo Rivera and their teams for hearing our concerns and responding swiftly.  And we are grateful to Governor Cuomo and our colleagues on the 2nd floor for signing this bill into law and leaving no doubt as to the state’s expectations of the plans on the issue of timely and full payment of behavioral health providers.  


The New York State Council will continue to lead efforts designed to ensure access to and continuity of care for New Yorkers seeking our services.  And we will continue to press the state to take the appropriate actions and enforce all applicable state laws, regulations and contractual obligations governing the timely and full reimbursement of behavioral healthcare providers.


Again, congratulations to all!