SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph b½ and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subparagraphs:-
b½. “Explanation of benefits”, a form, statement, or document sent to an insurance enrollee explaining what medical treatment or services were provided, amounts to be billed to the insurer and the enrollee, and payments made on each claim.
b¾. “Institution”, a licensed hospital, nursing home or public medical institution that meets the requirements of the secretary.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 118E is hereby amended by inserting after said section 8 the following section:-
Section 8 1/2. The division shall provide an explanation of benefits to any person who receives medical or dental care under this chapter. Each explanation of benefits shall include a printed statement requesting that the recipient of Medicaid benefits review the explanation of benefits and notify the MassHealth fraud hotline of any discrepancy in payment for services that may not have been provided. The statement shall provide the phone number for the MassHealth fraud hotline and state that the recipient of Medicaid benefits who has reported an adjudicated claim of fraud shall be granted a cash award to be determined by the division. The division shall establish by regulation the amount of award that a recipient of benefits under this chapter shall receive for an adjudicated claim.
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