Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2010

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2010

Outside Section 19

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Health Safety Net Third Party Liability

SECTION 19.   Paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 39 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, inserted by secrtion 15 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2007, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:- The office may recover from a third party that is financially responsible the costs attributable to services provided to an individual that were paid by the fund. A payment from the fund for such services shall be recoverable from the third party, and that payment shall, after notice to the third party, operate as a lien under section 22 of chapter 118E.

This section allows the Health Safety Net Office to collect money from insurers for their covered patients who received services rendered by the safety net .

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