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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1680         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1236

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriett L. Stanley

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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 relative to MassHealth managed care.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriett L. Stanley

2nd Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1680        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1236

By Ms. Stanley of West Newbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1236) of Harriett L. Stanley relative to the transfer of certain members into a health maintenance organization.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to MassHealth managed care.
 

              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. Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 62 the following section: -

              Section 63. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, MassHealth shall begin to transfer all eligible members of the primary care clinician/mental health and substance abuse plan into a health maintenance organization under contract, where 30% of the eligible enrollees shall be transferred before the end of FY2012, 40% shall be transferred by the end of FY2013 and the remaining 30% shall be transferred by the end of FY2014 pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations.  Health maintenance organizations under contract shall bid-out behavioral health services, using the clinical specifications currently utilized by the primary care clinician/mental health and substance abuse plan.

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