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Budget Summary FY2018

Outside Section 53
Data Current as of:  11/30/2017




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Hospital Assessment 3

SECTION 53.   Subsection (b) of section 66 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first 3 sentences and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- The fund shall consist of: (i) all amounts paid by acute hospitals and surcharge payors under sections 67 and 68; (ii) all appropriations for the purpose of payments to acute hospitals or community health centers for health services provided to uninsured and underinsured residents; (iii) any transfers from the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund established in section 2OOO of chapter 29; (iv) all amounts paid by privately-owned, nonfederal hospitals under subsection (b) of section 67; and (v) all property and securities acquired by and through the use of money belonging to the fund and all interest thereon. The office shall transfer $257,500,000 to the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund established in section 2SSSS of said chapter 29 and shall transfer an amount equal to all amounts paid by privately-owned, nonfederal hospitals under said subsection (b) of said section 67 to the Non-Acute Care Hospital Reimbursement Trust Fund established in section 2WWWW of said chapter 29. The office shall expend amounts in the fund, except for amounts transferred to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund and the Non-Acute Care Hospital Reimbursement Trust Fund, for payments to hospitals and community health centers for reimbursable health services provided to uninsured and underinsured residents, consistent with the requirements of this section, section 69 and the regulations adopted by the office.