Chapter 118G of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15 the following new section:-
15A: Contracting Rights of Private Payors- Unfair Methods of Competition and Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices in the Conduct of Health Care Providers
It shall be an unfair business trade practice for any health care provider to attempt to recoup any unreimbursed amounts paid by government payors by increasing charges to other nongovernmental payors. Violations of this section shall be subject to enforcement by the office of the attorney general.
The division shall monitor health care provider charges to ensure compliance with this section and shall report any non-compliance to the attorney general. The division of health care finance and policy in cooperation with the office of the attorney general shall promulgate regulations enforcing this subsection, which shall include penalties for noncompliance.
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