Appropriations and Budgetary Funds

Appropriation language
Contains supplemental spending of $15.45 million related to health reform implementation, including public health, and $3 million for outreach and enrollment grants.
Contains supplemental spending of $14.4 million related to health reform, including state agency implementation funds and public health programs.
Creates a special commission to study reducing or eliminating the payor assessment paid by insurers and self-insured employers for the Health Safety Net.
Amends Board of Registration in Medicine Trust Fund statute to allow appropriations to carry over into the next fiscal year.
Creates a Commonwealth Care Trust Fund that will receive revenue generated from the Fair Share Contribution, the Free Rider Surcharge, and other revenue that will be used to pay for subsidized health insurance and Medicaid rate increases.
Creates an Essential Community Provider Trust Fund. Funds will be used to make grant payments to hospitals and community health centers in accordance with criteria established by the new Health Safety Net Office.
Creates Medical Assistance Trust Fund to provide supplemental Medicaid payments to providers.
Changes references from “Uncompensated Care Pool” to “Health Safety Net Trust Fund” and permits sharing of information about Health Safety Net enrollees.
Establishes the Health Safety Net Office which administers the Health Safety Net program and the Health Safety Net Trust Fund.
Establishes the Health Safety Net Trust Fund.
Sets out provisions to determine an acute hospital's payments to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and mechanisms to enforce the liability.
Sets out provisions to determine acute hospital and ambulatory surgical center surcharge payments to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund.
Establishes provisions governing payments from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund to acute hospitals and community health centers.
Extends the Fisherman's Partnership Health Plan until 2012.
Repeals the Distressed Provider Expendable Trust Fund statute.
Appropriates $5 million to the Mass Technology Park Corporation for the design of computerized physician prescribing systems.
Transfers the balance in the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund, which is to be abolished, to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund.
Transfers the balance in the Distressed Provider Expendable Trust Fund, which is to be abolished, to the Essential Community Provider Trust Fund.
Directs the transfer of $125 million to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund for the Commonwealth Care program.