Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-927

EHS 927

Volume Purchasing of Durable Medical Equipment

Mr. Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking section 44 and inserting in place thereof the following new section:-

“SECTION 44. Section 12 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The division may enter into contracts with providers and manufacturers of medical services, equipment and supplies as the division deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, selective contracts, volume purchase contracts, preferred provider contracts and managed care contracts. The division may negotiate the rate of reimbursement to the provider under any such contract, and any such negotiated rate shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 13C to 13E, inclusive.”