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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1747         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 535

 

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 requiring MassHealth to provide an explanation of benefits to beneficiaries.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

 

Michael O. Moore

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1747        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 535

By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 535) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr and James J. Dwyer for legislation to require MassHealth to provide an explanation of benefits to beneficiaries.  Health Care Financing.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act requiring MassHealth to provide an explanation of benefits to beneficiaries.
 

              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 8 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph b½  and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subparagraphs:-

                               b½.  “Explanation of benefits”, a form, statement, or document sent to an insurance enrollee explaining what medical treatment or services were provided, amounts to be billed to the insurer and the enrollee, and payments made on each claim.

                               b¾.  “Institution”, a licensed hospital, nursing home or public medical institution that meets the requirements of the secretary.

                               SECTION 2.  Said chapter 118E is hereby amended by inserting after said section 8 the following section:-

                               Section 8 1/2.  The division shall provide an explanation of benefits to any person who receives medical or dental care under this chapter.  Each explanation of benefits shall include a printed statement requesting that the recipient of Medicaid benefits review the explanation of benefits and notify the MassHealth fraud hotline of any discrepancy in payment for services that may not have been provided.  The statement shall provide the phone number for the MassHealth fraud hotline and state that the recipient of Medicaid benefits who has reported an adjudicated claim of fraud shall be granted a cash award to be determined by the division.  The division shall establish by regulation the amount of award that a recipient of benefits under this chapter shall receive for an adjudicated claim. 

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