Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-467-R1

Redraft EHS 467

MassHealth ACO Performance

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t xml:space="preserve">by inserting after section 100 the following section:- </w:t>

“SECTION 100A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services shall provide regular updates regarding the performance of the MassHealth’s Accountable Care Organization program to the chairs of the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means.  Regular updates shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the quarterly operation reports as defined by special terms and conditions of requirement 62, of the Massachusetts MassHealth section 1115 (a) Medicaid demonstration agreement,; (ii) the annual report on the Accountable Care Organization demonstration as defined by special terms and conditions requirement 63 of the Massachusetts MassHealth section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration agreement;  and (iii) the quarterly expenditure reports as defined by special terms and conditions requirement 65 of the Massachusetts MassHealth section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration agreement. Updates shall be provided to the chairs of the joint committee on health care financing not less than 15 days prior to the submission of the reports to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The secretary shall also forward a copy of all finalized reports upon their submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the chairs of the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the joint chairs of the committee on health care financing may request additional updates regarding the performance of the MassHealth’s Accountable Care Organization program beyond the updates included within this section. The secretary shall provide a response to any additional request updates within 30 days of the request.”