Outside Section 183
Data Current as of: 8/6/2010
(a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than January 1, 2011, the MassHealth program within the executive office of health and human services shall: (i) implement the state option provided by section 1902(ee) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. section 1396a(ee), to verify the citizenship or nationality of individuals declaring to be United States citizens or nationals; and (ii) register for the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE system, to verify the immigration status of applicants presenting an alien admission number or alien file number. The executive office shall be exempt from the requirement to use the SAVE system if it has reported not later than January 1, 2011, to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance that using the SAVE system would not be cost effective.
(b) Annually, on or before February 1, the executive office of health and human services shall report to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance the amount of money recovered from recipients, providers or other vendors who fraudulently received benefits or payments under chapter 118E of the General Laws.