ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND POLICY
Contracting rights of health maintenance organizations
[ Text of section effective until November 4, 2012. Repealed by 2012, 224, Sec. 132.]
Section 15. A health maintenance organization organized under chapter one hundred and seventy-six G may (i) negotiate directly with any hospital with respect to such health maintenance organization's rate of payment for hospital services and (ii) enter into an agreement with such hospital reflecting such rate of payment without the approval of the executive office established under chapter one hundred eighteen G. The specification in this section of contracting rights of health maintenance organizations shall not be construed as affirming or denying such rights with respect to any other third party payer.