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Joint Committee onHealth Care Financing

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Room 416A
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1420
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Room 236
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2430
It shall be the duty of the committee on Health Care Financing to consider all matters concerning the direct funding of health care programs and any other Medicaid or public health assistance matters, fiscal matters relating to health care policy, Medicaid, MassHealth, the Uncompensated Care Pool and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
May 16 2011 10:00 AM Public Hearing on H1849, Governor's proposal on Health Care payment reform

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
May 23 2011 11:00 AM Payment Reform

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Completed UMass Medical School
Jun 6 2011 11:00 AM Payment Reform

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Completed Salem State University
Jun 24 2011 11:00 AM Payment Reform

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Completed Pittsfield City Hall
Jul 8 2011 11:00 AM Payment Reform

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Completed Riverview School
Jul 19 2011 11:00 AM MassHealth

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Completed B-2
Aug 2 2011 11:00 AM Misc

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Completed A-2
Sep 26 2011 1:00 PM Health Care Providers

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Completed A-1
Oct 3 2011 1:00 PM Health Insurance

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Completed A-1
Nov 9 2011 1:00 PM Long Term Care & Public Benefits

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Completed A-2
Dec 15 2011 1:00 PM Single Payer & Public Option

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jan 25 2012 1:00 PM Nurse Staffing

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Feb 8 2012 1:00 PM PEER Act

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Completed A-2
May 10 2012 1:00 PM Late Files

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Completed A-2
Jun 20 2012 3:00 PM Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (no topics published)   Completed House Members Lounge
Jun 21 2012 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (no topics published)   Completed Room 109
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2079  An act relative to carriers  Garrett J. Bradley    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2080  An Act to promote economic development in the Commonwealth  Garrett J. Bradley    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2081  An Act creating an all-payer claims database review committee and designating DHCFP as sole repository of health care claims data  Thomas P. Conroy    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2083  An Act relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members  John V. Fernandes    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2084  An Act to promote health care cost containment through select and tiered network plans  John P. Fresolo    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2085  An Act to improve affordability of health care  John P. Fresolo    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2086  An Act to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers  Kate Hogan    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2087  An Act healthcare expense lowering plan act (HELP Act)  Randy Hunt    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2088  An Act relative to nonresident health insurance exclusion  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2089  An Act relative to establishing a commission to study ER copayments  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2090  An Act establishing the state pharmacy council  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2091  An Act Relative to a Temporary Suspension of the Minimum Creditable Coverage Requirements.  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2092  An Act relative to mandated benefits  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2093  An Act reducing health care cost trends  Louis L. Kafka    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2094  An Act to update minimum creditable coverage  Louis L. Kafka    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2095  An Act Providing for Further Expansion of the Life Sciences Industry in the Commonwealth.  Peter J. Koutoujian    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2096  An Act to ensure transparency in executive compensation at private sector human service agencies  James J. O'Day    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2097  An Act regarding the countable assets of medical assistance recipients  Alice Hanlon Peisch    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2098  An Act relative to the electronic submission of claims  Joyce A. Spiliotis    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2099  An Act repealing mandated benefits that are no longer effective  Joyce A. Spiliotis    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2100  An Act relative to an affordable health plan  Harriett L. Stanley    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2101  An Act relative to health insurance  David M. Torrisi    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/3/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2777  An Act ensuring fair and reasonable Medicaid payment rates for services provided by health care facilities licensed to provide chronic disease hospital services to children and adolescents  Michael J. Moran    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2778  An Act relative to the fair share employer contribution  James M. Murphy    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2779  An Act Eliminating Age Discrimination In The MassHealth Program  Denise Provost    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2780  An Act preventing unnecessary medical debt  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2781  An Act directing MassHealth to establish a chronic care improvement demonstration project  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2782  An Act to increase the personal care allowance for residents of long term care facilities  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 11/9/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2783  An Act Eliminating Age Discrimination In The MassHealth Program  Stephen Stat Smith    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2784  An Act to begin to contain health care costs  Harriett L. Stanley    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.2785  An Act relative to managed care services   Daniel K. Webster    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.528  An Act establishing health care criteria for performance excellence  Richard T. Moore      Scheduled For 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.486  An Act concerning Medicaid and accountable care  Gale D. Candaras      Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.485  An Act providing for patient education  Gale D. Candaras      Scheduled For 9/26/2011 1:00:00 PM  
S.487  An Act establishing telehealth  Harriette L. Chandler      Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.492  An Act improving the children’s medical security program and simplifying the administration process  Katherine M. Clark      Scheduled For 11/9/2011 1:00:00 PM  
S.506  An Act requiring MassHealth behavioral health care carve out contracts to be subject to the freedom of information statute.   Jennifer L. Flanagan    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.1094  An Act restricting the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed  Susan C. Fargo    8/4/2011   
S.1177  An Act to provide survivorship plans and wellness resources for cancer patients  Steven A. Tolman    8/4/2011   
H.3627  Resolve establishing the Massachusetts commission on advanced practice nursing  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    10/5/2011   
H.2065  An Act relative to the treatment of cleft palate and cleft lip  Louis L. Kafka    11/7/2011   
S.284  An Act relative to dementia special care units in long-term care facilities.  Marc R. Pacheco    11/7/2011   
S.479  An Act relating to the medical professional mutual insurance company  James T. Welch    11/7/2011   
S.987  Resolve to create a special commission to promote a recovery-focus in the mental health system  Patricia D. Jehlen    11/7/2011   
S.1083  An Act relative to premature infant hospital discharge and quality improvement  Katherine M. Clark    11/7/2011   
S.1092  An Act to establish community based grant programs to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth  Susan C. Fargo    11/7/2011   
S.1109  An Act relative to podiatrists performing surgery  Thomas P. Kennedy    11/7/2011   
S.1116  An Act to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care  Thomas P. Kennedy    11/7/2011   
S.1150  An Act to improve the delivery of health care  Richard T. Moore    11/7/2011   
S.1335  An Act relative to surviving spouses of retirees.  Thomas M. McGee    11/7/2011   
S.1340  An Act relative to eligibility for state group health insurance  Richard T. Moore    11/7/2011   
S.1348  An Act further regulating group insurance benefits for state employees and retired state employees  Marc R. Pacheco    11/7/2011   
S.1079  An Act relative to adult dental restoration  Harriette L. Chandler    12/22/2011   
H.1434  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the intake procedures of the executive office of health and human services  David B. Sullivan    3/10/2012   
H.2882  An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2012   
H.2413  An Act relative to nursing home liability insurance  Garrett J. Bradley    3/14/2012   
S.408  An Act relative to medical examinations for life insurance policies  Stephen M. Brewer    3/22/2012   
S.1166  An Act protecting public health  Karen E. Spilka    4/17/2012   
S.458  An Act regulating pharmacy audits.  Michael J. Rodrigues    6/27/2012   
H.2453  An Act to increase access to health services  Kate Hogan    7/18/2012   
H.4264  An Act relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    7/20/2012   
H.4210  An Act Relative to Health Insurance for Elected Officials in the Town of Harwich  Sarah K. Peake    7/24/2012   
S.2415  An Act regulating the practice and licensure of lactation consultants.  Joint Committee on Public Health    8/16/2012   
H.4377  An Act establishing a board of registration of phlebotomists  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    8/21/2012   
H.1469  An Act relative to patient safety  Christine E. Canavan    11/13/2012   
H.1501  An Act improving the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process  Elizabeth A. Malia    11/13/2012   
S.283  An Act to protect the interests of consumers in continuing care resident communities  Richard T. Moore    11/16/2012   
H.2352  An Act relative to prescription drug coupons  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    12/6/2012   

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