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TASK FORCE TO REVIEW HOW HOSPITALS PUT $$$ TO USE IN COMMUNITY

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, APRIL 19, 2017.....A new health care task force convened by Attorney General Maura Healey is seeking to update the state's guidelines for community benefits provided by nonprofit hospitals, with several members calling for a focus on maximizing resources for a broader impact on overall health.

After spending the next seven months reviewing the community benefits program, the task force plans to recommend updates to guidelines first put in place in 1994 and last updated in 2009.


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