Joint Committee onHealth Care Financing

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 309
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1660
House Information
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
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.624  An Act relative to transparency in hospital margins  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.605  An Act to define modest meals and refreshments in prescriber education settings  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.622  An Act relative to supplemental lines of insurance  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.585  An Act to require equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015   
S.584  An Act to provide access to patient protection for all Massachusetts citizens  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015   
S.568  An Act to study disparities in health care resulting from changes in marital status  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
S.604  An Act establishing a public health option  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.628  An Act to protect health care reform funding  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.629  An Act relative to requiring premium impact statements  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.596  An Act safeguarding consumer parity rights  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.1032  An Act relative to cost reduction in the Medicaid program by improving early childhood oral health  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.993  An Act relative to Health Policy Commission reviews of scope of practice proposals  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
S.607  An Act relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
H.969  An Act relative to the definition of autism in the children's autism Medicaid waiver  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
S.620  An Act relative to the equitable assignment of MassHealth enrollees  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.1006  An Act relative to administering national standards to Medicaid medical necessity reviews  Stephen Kulik    3/10/2015   
S.621  An Act relative to monthly enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.634  An Act to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
S.633  An Act relative to spousal waiver for home and community-based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
S.594  An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
H.1029  An Act relative to the oral health workforce  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1028  An Act requiring the Division of Medical Assistance to provide adequate rates  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
S.617  An Act Relative to Full Application of Telemedicine Coverage  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
S.616  An Act to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
S.592  An Act providing an alternative to institutional care  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
S.593  An Act eliminating age discrimination in the MassHealth program  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
H.983  An Act relating to equitable provider reimbursement  Paul J. Donato    3/10/2015   
H.989  An Act relative to Medicaid expansion  Denise C. Garlick    3/10/2015   
H.988  An Act regarding Medicare savings programs eligibility  Denise C. Garlick    3/10/2015   
H.996  An Act relative to reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence  Kate Hogan    3/10/2015   
S.615  An Act relative to coverage for chronic illness  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
S.646  An Act regarding Medicare savings programs eligibility  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
S.647  An Act to ensure effective health care cost control  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1021  An Act relative to accessible medical equipment  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
H.997  An Act to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers  Kate Hogan    3/10/2015   
H.1034  An Act relative to the financing and providing of health care services, including adult foster care, involving federal and state health care programs  Alan Silvia    3/10/2015   
S.570  An Act relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
H.985  An Act relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members  John V. Fernandes    3/10/2015   
H.991  An Act relative to parity of treatment with substance abuse  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1023  An Act relative to electronic health records  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1022  An Act eliminating age discrimination in the MassHealth Program  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
S.627  An Act relative to the spinal cord injury trust fund  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.1030  An Act establishing a grants program to increase dental services to Medicaid eligible patients  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1031  An Act relative to the Health Care Security Trust Board of Trustees  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.992  An Act to control costs of health care - mandate review  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.964  An Act to preserve affordable health coverage for Massachusetts residents  Ruth B. Balser 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/10/2015   
S.631  An Act relative to health insurance penalties  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
S.635  An Act regarding shared responsibility for funding of health care oversight agencies  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.970  An Act to promote accessible substance abuse treatment for all  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.1036  An Act relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth  Ellen Story    3/10/2015   
H.1037  An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.1009  An Act improving the Children's Medical Security Program and simplifying the administration process  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/10/2015   
S.599  An Act relative to personal responsibility in funding long term care  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015   
H.1016  An Act strengthening Market Impact Review  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
S.569  An Act to benefit the health safety net trust fund  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
S.600  An Act relative to payment for long term care workers CORIs  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015   
H.1017  An Act to set standards for AGO review of provider practices  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
H.974  An Act to extend patient protections to recipients of MassHealth  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015   
S.601  An Act to provide for the privacy of information submitted by hospital medical staff  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015   
H.1018  An Act relative to health care cost transparency  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
H.982  An Act making greater use of managed care in Medicaid  Paul J. Donato    3/10/2015   
H.965  An Act to ensure effective health care cost control  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
S.623  An Act relative to hospital profit and fairness  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.648  An Act relative to Sole community providers  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1005  An Act relative to trauma informed services  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015   
H.1026  An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
S.567  An Act to establish criteria for Masshealth hardship waivers  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.575  An Act relative to tiered networks  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
H.967  An Act to protect healthcare reform funding  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
H.966  An Act to preserve eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
H.1002  An Act relative to establishing a commission to study ER copayments  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.973  An Act to reduce administrative burdens for healthcare providers  Claire D. Cronin    3/10/2015   
S.603  An Act to improve the accessibility and affordability of naloxone and other pharmaceutical drugs of public health concern  Eric P. Lesser    4/15/2015   
S.587  An Act relative to administrative simplification  Linda Dorcena Forry    4/15/2015   
S.612  An Act relative to increasing access to psychological services  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
H.968  An Act relative to a bundled payment pilot program  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
S.611  An Act to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.986  An Act to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care  William C. Galvin    3/10/2015   
H.1013  An Act relative to prohibition on public-private cost shift  Aaron Michlewitz    3/10/2015   
H.1014  An Act to promote affordable health care  Aaron Michlewitz    3/10/2015   
H.1020  An Act to prevent retroactive loss of ConnectorCare coverage  William Smitty Pignatelli    3/10/2015   
H.999  An Act relative to the Masshealth program  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.998  An Act strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services  Kate Hogan 
Thomas P. Kennedy  
3/10/2015   
S.595  An Act to preserve affordable health coverage for Massachusetts residents  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
H.984  An Act relative to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    3/10/2015   
H.1008  An Act relative to parity in assessments by the health care safety net fund  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1007  An Act expanding the determination of need threshold  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/10/2015   
S.574  An Act relative to equitable health care pricing  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
H.979  An Act relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness  Josh S. Cutler    3/10/2015   
S.649  An Act to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1033  An Act establishing a public health insurance option  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1035  An Act to mitigate co-payment rates pursuant to care provided by physician assistants and nurse practitioners  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
H.1024  An Act relative to physician assistants  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/10/2015   
H.1012  An Act relative to the establishment of rates of payment to medical providers for workers’ compensation  Paul McMurtry    3/10/2015   
H.1025  An Act preventing unnecessary medical debt  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/10/2015   
H.1001  An Act relative to behavioral health services  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015   
H.963  An Act promoting accountable care  James Arciero    3/10/2015   
H.994  An Act requiring increased transparency in data reporting by health care providers  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
S.606  An Act to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.630  An Act relative to medical malpractice insurance  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
H.1015  An Act ensuring community hospital acceleration, revitalization and transformation  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015   
S.619  An Act relative to transfer of assets by MassHealth members  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
H.1295  An Act promoting the adoption of alternative payment methodologies  Michael J. Finn    4/16/2015   
S.618  An Act relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
S.586  An Act relative to integrated behavioral health care  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015   
S.565  An Act relative to physician assistants  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.602  An Act establishing a hardship waiver for Medicaid beneficiaries  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015   
S.576  An Act relative to hospitals serving aging populations  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.571  An Act relative to pediatric nursing care facilities  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
S.613  An Act relative to review of provider material changes  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
H.987  An Act regarding the assets of medical assistance recipients  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
S.577  An Act to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.578  An Act relative to mental health certified peer specialists  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.610  An Act to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
S.579  An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.580  An Act to preserve eligibility for PACE program and certain waivered participants  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.581  An Act to ensure access to medications  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.582  An Act regarding the countable assets of medical assistance recipients  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1010  An Act providing health care coverage for mandibular advancement splints  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015   
H.1011  An Act changing the definition of countable-income for MassHealth  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015   
S.626  An Act relative to transparency in health care  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.1027  An Act relative to prescription drugs  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
S.645  An Act ensuring access to necessary hospital services  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.1003  An Act relative to provide immediate relief to businesses on health care costs  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
S.636  An Act relating to the reporting of claim information under certain group health plans  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.975  An Act to Contain Health Care Costs by Reducing Fraudulent Billing Practices  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015   
H.976  An Act further regulating the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015   
H.977  An Act relative to the base premium rate discount of selective and tiered network products  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015   
H.978  An Act expanding the distressed hospital fund to the moral obligation bond program  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015   
S.597  An Act to safeguard access to patient medical records  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.980  An Act relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund  Josh S. Cutler    3/10/2015   
S.637  An Act relative to providing short term health care plans  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.608  An Act to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.638  An Act establishing a healthcare insurance premium payment pool for working families  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.639  An Act relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.632  An Act relative to the Health Policy Commission  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015   
S.566  An Act relative to dental benefit plan transparency and patients' Bill of Rights  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.564  An Act establishing a commission relative to group purchasing of health insurance for private sector human service workers  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015   
S.640  An Act relative to small group eligibility  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.609  An Act relative to health management and wellness  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
S.572  An Act relative to the governance of the Health Policy Commission  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.573  An Act providing for tobacco cessation benefits  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.614  An Act relative to community hospitals  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
H.1019  An Act to prohibit material changes above the cost benchmark  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
S.625  An Act relative to patient access  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.590  An Act to provide immediate relief to businesses on health care costs  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
H.995  An Act to permit a spouse to be a caregiver  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
H.1004  An Act relative to healthcare cost control  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
S.641  An Act to strengthen the management of the health care connector  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.591  An Act to provide immediate relief to businesses on health care costs  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
S.583  An Act relative to fiduciary responsibility  Ryan C. Fattman    4/15/2015   
S.588  An Act relative to behavioral health services  Linda Dorcena Forry    4/15/2015   
H.971  An Act reducing payment disparities among healthcare providers  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015   
H.990  An Act relative to MassHealth coverage  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
S.598  An Act relative to hospital closures and health planning  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
H.1000  An Act to improve primary care in the Commonwealth  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.972  An Act to reduce liability of acute hospitals to Health Safety Net Trust Fund  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015   
H.981  An Act relative to transparency in health care  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
S.642  An Act relative to medicare and medicaid benchmarks  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.643  An Act relative to mandated benefits  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.589  An Act to ensure quality, affordability and access to primary and preventive health care, to eliminate health disparities, and to enhance economic growth throughout the Commonwealth  Linda Dorcena Forry    4/15/2015   
S.644  An Act further regulating hospitals  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015