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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1443         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 551

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1443        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 551

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 551) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1153 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following 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.”

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