SECTION 1. General Laws chapter 118E, as appearing in the 2012 official edition, is hereby amended by adding after Section 13C the following new section:
Section 13C ½ . (a) Community health centers reimbursed under this chapter shall receive: 1) no less than one hundred per cent of the Medicare federally qualified health center rate for all medical services provided to Medicaid eligible patients, and one hundred per cent of the reasonable costs of providing dental, behavioral health, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and other services; whether such reimbursement is provided directly or through Medicaid managed care vendors; 2) annual reimbursement increases consistent with the annual reimbursement increases provided by Medicare; 3) wrap-around reimbursement for case management of patients in need of chronic disease management, including but not limited to prenatal care, cardiovascular care, asthma care or other case management, including services provided by Certified Community Health Workers; 4) reimbursement for the costs of graduate medical education; 5) adequate reimbursement for needed social service care provided to patients; 6) reimbursement for smoking cessation services; and 7) reimbursement for all costs associated with diabetes care, including care management costs, in addition to reimbursements required under section 10C for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
(b) All global payment demonstration projects or initiatives supported by the Commonwealth shall provide any participating community health center with a hold harmless provision to ensure that the health center will receive no less than 125 per cent of the Medicare federally qualified health center rate which it would have received as a non-participant.
(c) The executive office of health and human services or the division shall also provide reimbursement to community health centers for all costs associated with ongoing and necessary customer service training, interpreter services training and cultural competency training.
SECTION 2. General Laws chapter 118E, as appearing in the 2012 official edition, is hereby amended by adding after Section 13J the following new section:
Section 13J ½. A health maintenance organization organized under chapter 176G shall reimburse community health centers at not less than one hundred per cent of the Medicare federally qualified health center rate for all medical services provided to patients, and 100 per cent of the reasonable costs of providing other medically necessary services. The Office of Medicaid shall insure that the payments made to said health maintenance organizations are sufficient to cover these costs.
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