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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1793         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 508

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 acute care hospital financial reports  .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Demetrius J. Atsalis

2nd Barnstable

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

 

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1793        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 508

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 508) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Bruce E. Tarr, Demetrius J. Atsalis, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to acute care hospital financial reports.  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 acute care hospital financial reports  .
 

              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 118G of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 41, the following section:-

              Section 42. Acute care hospitals licensed by the Department of Public Health must submit quarterly reports to the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy which outline the financial health and capacity of the hospital and/or of the network which owns said hospital.  This report must include specific profit and loss information for hospital departments, including but not limited to non direct health care services, cardiac care, cancer care, orthopedics, maternity and behavioral health.  The department shall promulgate regulations relative to what should be included in these reports. 

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