Legislation


H 4262 – Massachusetts

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H4262

An Act enhancing the market review process to protect independent community hospitals from unfair competition. Every provider or provider organization shall, before making any material change to its operations or governance structure, submit notice to the commission, the center and the attorney general of such change, not fewer than 60 days before the date of the proposed change. Material changes shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the submission of an application for issuance of a new freestanding ambulatory surgery center license or a clinic license, or a new satellite facility under an existing license; (ii) a corporate merger, acquisition or affiliation of a provider or provider organization and a carrier; (iii) mergers or acquisitions of hospitals or hospital systems; (iv) acquisition of insolvent provider organizations; and (v) mergers or acquisitions of provider organizations which will result in a provider organization having a near-majority of market share in a given service or region.


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