SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services shall require Medicaid to annually include in its reimbursement rates to disproportionate share hospitals as defined under section 8A of chapter 118E an additional 5 percent to its inpatient adjudicated payment amount per discharge and an additional 5 percent to its outpatient adjudicated payment amount per episode of care; provider further, the executive office shall require Medicaid to annually provide a supplemental payment of at least $12,307,769 for inpatient and outpatient behavioral and mental health services provided by disproportionate share hospitals subject to all required federal approvals and the availability of federal financial participation and shall be prioritized for services provided to children and adolescents.
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