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Budget Summary FY2009

Outside Section 98
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009




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Inspector General's Health Safety Net Audit Unit

SECTION 98.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in hospital fiscal year 2009, the office of the inspector general may continue to expend funds appropriated pursuant to section 1 of chapter 240 of the acts of 2004 from the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund, or any successor fund, for the costs associated with maintaining a pool audit unit within said office. The unit shall continue to oversee and examine the practices in all Massachusetts' hospitals including, but not limited to, the care of the uninsured and the resulting free care charges. The inspector general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the results of the audits and any other completed analyses not later than March 1, 2009. For the purposes of said audits, allowable free care services shall be defined pursuant to chapter 118G of the General Laws and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.