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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Various health care matters. Requires the attorney general to review mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions concerning hospitals, hospital systems, and investors of hedge funds and public equity funds. Authorizes the attorney general to approve or deny the merger, acquisition, or transaction and allows for a waiver under certain circumstances. Specifies that the state employee health plan statute does not prohibit the state personnel department from directly contracting with health care providers for health care services for state employees. Allows a hospital to comply with posting requirements concerning pricing of information by complying with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Various health care matters. Requires the attorney general to review mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions concerning hospitals, hospital systems, and investors of hedge funds and public equity funds. Authorizes the attorney general to approve or deny the merger, acquisition, or transaction and allows for a waiver under certain circumstances. Specifies that the state employee health plan statute does not prohibit the state personnel department from directly contracting with health care providers for health care services for state employees. Allows a hospital to comply with posting requirements concerning pricing of information by complying with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services final rule in effect on January 1, 2021, or as specified in the statute. Requires reporting by December 31 of each odd-numbered year from hospitals and hospital systems concerning activities of physician groups owned by the hospitals. Prohibits health provider contracts from including specified provisions. Sets requirements for the director of the division of public health for a health and hospital corporation and certain health officers. ... View more