Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

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MassHealth Delivery System Reform II

SECTION 13.   Section 66 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence of clause (b) and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:-

$250,000,000 of the amounts paid by acute hospitals under section 67 and deposited to the fund shall be transferred and credited to the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund, established under section 2SSSS of chapter 29. The office shall expend amounts in the fund, except for amounts transferred to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund or the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund, for payments to hospitals and community health centers for reimbursable health services provided to uninsured and underinsured residents of the commonwealth, consistent with the requirements of this section and section 69 and the regulations adopted by the office.

This section transfers a portion of the acute care hospital assessment to the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund, to support delivery system reform and increased Medicaid reimbursements to acute care hospitals.

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