Order S.2148 188th (2013 - 2014)

Health Care Financing Matters

The committee on Health Care Financing, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 22) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 23) of Gale D. Candaras, Denise Andrews, John F. Keenan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide personal care attendant orientation; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 24) of Gale D. Candaras, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 43) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to provide for insurance coverage for vision screening for children; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 57) of Mark C. Montigny and Tom Sannicandro for legislation to increase the personal care allowance for long term care residents; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 289) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, Christopher G. Fallon, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard the SHINE health insurance counseling program; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 290) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the health and safety of elders with hoarding disorder; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 292) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christopher G. Fallon, Jason M. Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 293) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jonathan Hecht, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the development of small house nursing homes in the Commonwealth; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Sal N. DiDomenico, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 302) of Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to adult family homes; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 307) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and Benjamin Swan for legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 499) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation concerning Medicaid and accountable care; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 500) of Gale D. Candaras and Denise Andrews for legislation to establish a primary care development fund; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Gale D. Candaras, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equitable reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly assisted patients; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 505) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation relative to parity in assessments by the health care safety net fund; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 506) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation to expand the determination of need threshold; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 507) of Katherine M. Clark and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to strengthen market impact review; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 509) of John Madfis for legislation to mandate health benefit coverage for certain tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to insurance companies and quality measures; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 512) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to Commonwealth Care eligibility; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 513) of Benjamin B. Downing, Michael R. Knapik, Sean Garballey, Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation relative to student health insurance; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 514) of James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Michael Barrett and others for legislation to establish a public health insurance option; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 515) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Martha M. Walz, William Smitty Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 516) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and James M. Murphy for legislation relative to the countable assets of medical assistance recipients; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 518) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan and James B. Eldridge for legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 520) of John Hart, Jr. for legislation relative to indexing growth by health care providers; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 521) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Jonathan Hecht, James M. Murphy and others for legislation to regard MassHealth applications; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 522) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christopher G. Fallon, Jason M. Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 523) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to provide for the privacy of information of submitted by medical staff; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 524) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to establish a hardship waiver for Medicaid beneficiaries; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 525) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation relative to personal responsibility in funding long term care; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 526) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to provide financial relief to long term care facilitiesrequired to obtain criminal offender record informationfor potential employees; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 529) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation relative to coverage for chronic illness; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 531) of Mark C. Montigny, James T. Welch, Denise Andrews, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 532) of Michael O. Moore and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to eliminate duplicative health insurance reporting requirements and assessments ; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 533) of Richard T. Moore and Jason M. Lewis for legislation to establish health care criteria for performance excellence; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 535) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish the executive office of health and secretary of health; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 536) of Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to eligibility for coverage; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 541) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to require the Division of Medical Assistance to provide adequate rates; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 543) of Richard T. Moore and Mark C. Montigny for legislation to ensure the privacy of patient prescription records; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 544) of Michael O. Moore for legislation to improve access to coverage for medicaid beneficiaries; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 545) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to supplemental lines of insurance; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 546) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to transparency in hospital margins; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 547) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to equitable reimbursement rates for health care; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 548) of Michael O. Moore, Stephen L. DiNatale and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to provide immediate relief to small business on health care costs; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 549) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to promote electronic transmission of health care transactions; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 551) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 552) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to extend protections to MassHealth recipients; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to increase health insurer transparency; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 555) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to reduce health care fraud, waste and abuse; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 558) of Anthony W. Petruccelli and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to the establishment of capitation rates for the senior care options plans by MassHealth; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 560) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation requiring premium impact statements; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 561) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to the establishment of rates of payment to medical providers for workers’ compensation; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 562) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to direct contracting; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 563) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to health insurance penalties; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 564) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation relative to spousal waiver for home and community based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 567) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish a healthcare insurance premium payment pool; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 568) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 569) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 570) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to mandated benefits; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 571) of James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to ensure clinically appropriate peer review; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Daniel A. Wolf, Michael Barrett, Tom Sannicandro, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure effective health care cost control; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Gale D. Candaras, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to juvenile mental health; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 918) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 986) of William N. Brownsberger and Jason M. Lewis for legislation to protect patients from breakthrough seizures; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 988) of Gale D. Candaras and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to infectious disease control; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 998) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kay Khan, Gale D. Candaras and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. for legislation to establish an advanced dental hygiene practitioner level of practice; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1020) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to maternity patient rights; and petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1959) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Ruth B. Balser, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment, report the accompanying Order (Senate, No. 2148).

Sponsors:

Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules
 
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