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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1651         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 520

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John Hart, Jr.

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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 indexing provider growth by health care providers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John Hart, Jr.

First Suffolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1651        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 520

By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 520) of John Hart, Jr. for legislation relative to indexing growth by health care providers.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to indexing provider growth by health care providers.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Indexing Provider Growth

              SECTION 1.

              Section 18 of Chapter 12C by adding the following after the first sentence:

              For providers and provider organizations, excessive spending shall be determined based on the increase in the provider’s or provider organization’s health status adjusted total medical expense in excess of:  (a) the cost growth benchmark divided by (b) the provider’s or the provider organization’s relative price.

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