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Budget Summary FY2016

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Outside Section 148
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

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Initial Gross Payments to Qualifying Acute Care Hospitals

SECTION 148.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, by October 1, 2015 and without further appropriation, the comptroller shall transfer from the General Fund to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund, established in section 66 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, the greater of $45,000,000 or 1/12 of the total expenditures to hospitals and community health centers required pursuant to this act to make initial gross payments to qualifying acute care hospitals for the hospital fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015. These payments shall be made to hospitals before, and in anticipation of, the payment by hospitals of their gross liability to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. The comptroller shall transfer from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund to the General Fund by June 30, 2016 the amount authorized in this section and any allocation of that amount as certified by the director of the health safety net office.