HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 00279
By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00279) of Michael A.Costello and Thomas Kennedy for legislation to enable the formation by individual health care providers of accountable care organizations. Joint Committee on Financial Services.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
An Act to enable the formation of accountable care organizations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authorityof the same, as follows:
1SECTION 1.2Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended3by inserting at the end of section 204 the following :4(f) The provisions of this section shall apply to any committee formed by an individual health5care provider, physician group practice, licensed health care facility or any combination thereof 6to perform the duties or functions of medical peer review as set forth in section one of this7chapter, notwithstanding the fact that the formation of the committee is not required by law or 8regulation or that the individual, group or facility is not solely affiliated with a public hospital or 9licensed hospital or nursing home or health maintenance organization.10Section 2.