HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 871        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1819

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo M. Scaccia

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

1/14/2015

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

10/1/2019

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 871        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1819

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1819) of Angelo M. Scaccia and Ruth B. Balser for legislation to provide that network hospitals be compensated for behavioral health services to certain MassHealth patients.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1815 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 6A, as appearing in the 2008 Official edition of the General Laws, is amended by adding, at the end thereof, the following new paragraph:

"And provided further that the secretary of the executive office of health and human services shall ensure that network hospitals are compensated at their full negotiated rate for behavioral health services provided to MassHealth patients who are also clients of agencies within the executive office of health and human services and for whom no appropriate alternative placement is available. Provided however, such compensation shall only be provided if the hospital can document that it has engaged in good faith efforts to place said clients in any appropriate alternative setting."