101 CMR 304.01 - General Provisions

(1) Scope and Purpose. 101 CMR 304.00 governs the payment rates to be used by governmental units and purchasers under M.G.L. c. 152 (the Workers' Compensation Act) for community health center services.
(2) Applicable Dates of Service. Rates in 101 CMR 304.00 apply for dates of service provided on or after January 1, 2023, unless otherwise indicated.
(3) Coverage. The rates of payment under 101 CMR 304.00 constitute full compensation for community health center services provided to publicly aided individuals as well as full compensation for necessary administration, professional supervision, and supporting services associated with patient care. Any client resources or third-party payments received on behalf of a publicly aided individual will reduce, by that amount, the amount of the purchasing governmental unit's obligation for services rendered to the publicly aided individual.
(4) Disclaimer of Authorization of Services. 101 CMR 304.00 is not authorization for or approval of the services for which rates are determined. The purchasing governmental unit or purchaser under M.G.L. c. 152 is responsible for the definition, authorization, and approval of services.
(5) Coding Updates and Corrections. EOHHS may publish service code updates and corrections in the form of an administrative bulletin. Updates may reference coding systems including, but not limited to, the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and/or the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The publication of such updates and corrections will list:
(a) codes for which the code numbers change, with the corresponding cross references between new codes and the code being replaced. Rates for such new codes are set at the rate of the code that is being replaced;
(b) codes for which the code number remains the same, but the description has changed;
(c) deleted codes for which there are no corresponding new codes; and
(d) codes for entirely new services that require pricing. EOHHS will list these codes and apply individual consideration (I.C.) payment for these codes until appropriate rates can be developed.
(6) Administrative Bulletins. EOHHS may issue administrative bulletins to clarify its policy on substantive provisions of 101 CMR 304.00 or to publish service code updates and corrections. In addition, EOHHS may issue administrative bulletins that specify the information and documentation necessary to implement 101 CMR 304.00.


101 CMR 304.01
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1351, eff. 11/3/2017. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1381, eff. 12/28/2018. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1385, eff. 12/28/2018. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1412, eff. 3/6/2020. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1459, eff. 1/1/2022. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1486, eff. 1/1/2023 (EMERGENCY).

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