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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 814

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 3001

 

*03001*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

AN ACT PROMOTING ACCOUNTABLE CARE COLLABORATIVES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 19a of the general statutes be amended to authorize, encourage and supervise integrated collaborative arrangements among health care providers for the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency, accountability and affordability of health care services in the state by: (1) Requiring the Commissioner of Public Health to (A) establish a program to promote and regulate accountable care collaboratives, which are a group of clinically integrated health care providers that work together to provide, manage and coordinate care for a defined group of patients and share accountability for the quality and cost of such care, and (B) adopt, in consultation with the Attorney General, regulations establishing (i) criteria for certificates of authority, (ii) quality standards, (iii) reporting requirements, and (iv) other necessary requirements, and (C) issue certificates of authority to accountable care collaboratives that meet the commissioner's requirements; and (2) allowing health care providers participating in an accountable care collaborative that has been issued a certificate from the commissioner to negotiate rates, which shall not be considered to be in violation of state antitrust laws if they would otherwise qualify for the federal antitrust safety zone pursuant to the United States Federal Trade Commission policy on antitrust enforcement for accountable care organizations.

Statement of Purpose:

To promote the development of accountable care collaboratives.