AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PERSONS DUALLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004
Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
(q) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the
secretary of health and human services may review a request for financial
solvency certification by a care delivery organization based in the
applying to serve as a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan caring
for residents of the commonwealth who are dually eligible for Medicare and
Medicaid. Upon determination that appropriate financial standards, which may
be the standards already in place for organizations with contracts pursuant to
this section, have been met, the secretary shall so certify to the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. The secretary may require the requesting
organization to pay a reasonable certification fee.