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Budget Summary FY2017

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Outside Section 153
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Initial Gross Payments to Qualifying Acute Hospitals

SECTION 153.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than October 1, 2016 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 section 69 of said chapter 118E for the purpose of making initial gross payments to qualifying acute care hospitals for the hospital fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016. These payments shall be made to hospitals before, and in anticipation of, the payment by hospitals of their gross liability to the fund. The comptroller shall transfer from the fund to the General Fund, not later than June 30, 2017, the amount of the transfer authorized by this section and any allocation of that amount as certified by the director of the health safety net office.