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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1434         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 549

 

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 promote electronic transmission of health care transactions.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1434        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 549

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 549) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to promote electronic transmission of health care transactions.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 538 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to promote electronic transmission of health care transactions.
 

              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 176O of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 22, the following new section:

              Section 23.  Beginning January 1, 2014, all hospitals, physician practices and carriers shall conduct the following transactions electronically:

              (1) Eligibility for a health plan transaction, as described under Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 162, subpart L;

              (2) Health care payment and remittance advice transaction, as described under Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 162, subpart P;

              (3) Health care claims or equivalent encounter information transaction, as described under Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 162, subpart K;

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