Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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Funding for Payments to Certain Health Providers

SECTION 21.   Nothwithstanding and general or special law to the contrary, the health policy commission shall enter into an interagency agreement with the executive office of health and human services to provide up to $20,000,000 in available funding from the Healthcare Payment Reform Trust Fund, established by section 100 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011, during fiscal year 2014, for payments required by section 262 of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012. The comptroller shall deposit in this fund all federal reimbursements paid to the commonwealth as a result of these payments.

To implement a provision of the 2012 health care cost containment law, this section provides up to $20 million from the Healthcare Payment Reform Trust Fund, for certain health care providers that adopt alternative payment methodologies.

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