2010 New York Code
PEN - Penal
Article 177 - (177.00 - 177.30) HEALTH CARE FRAUD
177.00 - Definitions.

§ 177.00 Definitions.
    The following definitions are applicable to this article:
    1.  "Health  plan"  means  any  publicly  or  privately  funded health
  insurance or managed care plan or contract, under which any health  care
  item  or  service  is provided, and through which payment may be made to
  the person who provided the health care item  or  service.  The  state's
  medical  assistance  program  (Medicaid)  shall  be  considered a single
  health plan.  For purposes of this article, a payment made  pursuant  to
  the  state's  managed  care  program  as  defined  in  paragraph  (c) of
  subdivision one of section three  hundred  sixty-four-j  of  the  social
  services law shall be deemed a payment by the state's medical assistance
  program (Medicaid).
    2.  "Person" means any individual or entity, other than a recipient of
  a health care item or service under a health plan unless such  recipient
  acts as an accessory to such an individual or entity.

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