SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission to investigate the billing practices between contracted health care providers and MassHealth.
The commission shall include, but not be limited to, the study of savings that would result in addressing fraudulent practices such as falsely billing for services not rendered or double billing.
The commission shall consist of 6 members including the co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, or their designees; 1 representative of the MassHealth Fraud Division of the Attorney General’s Office; the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, or a designee; Director of MassHealth or a designee; and the Commissioner of Insurance, or a designee
The commission shall convene its first meeting no later than 60 days after the effective date of this act and shall submit its report, along with any recommendations for legislative or regulatory reforms, not later than 1 year after the commission is convened with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate.
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