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Outside Section 220
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Public Housing Health Study

SECTION 220.   The center for health information and analysis shall submit a report to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on health care financing evaluating the geographic concentration of morbidity, health costs and access to care in public housing developments in the commonwealth. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) evaluation of available data on insurance coverage; (2) a description of the level of morbidity; (3) a description of health care utilization patterns; (4) an analysis of health care costs; and (5) options for interventions appropriate to improve access to effective and efficient health care for public housing residents, based on a review of national practices. The center may choose to study a limited number of public housing developments in consultation with the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on public health. The center may enter into an interagency services agreement with the office of Medicaid or the department of public health in order to develop the report.