Maine LD 1078: An Act To Preserve MaineCare Assisted Living by Providing a Cost-of-living Adjustment to Private Nonmedical Institutions and Adult Family Care Homes

LD 1078 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1078&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/24/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/24/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 146 35 Yeas – 0 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-168) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-168)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/4/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-168).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending in concurrence.
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 1078 as originally introduced. L.D. 1078 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-168) .

An Act To Preserve MaineCare Assisted Living by Providing a Cost-of-living Adjustment to Private Nonmedical Institutions and Adult Family Care Homes

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides funds for a 4% cost-of-living rate increase for adult family care homes that are providing service pursuant to Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 2.

GENERAL FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$80,000 $164,444
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $80,000 $164,444

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$128,889 $263,333
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $128,889 $263,333

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides funds for a 4% cost-of-living rate increase for MaineCare Appendix C private nonmedical institutions.

GENERAL FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$1,445,000 $2,962,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,445,000 $2,962,000

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$2,312,000 $4,740,000
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $2,312,000 $4,740,000

PNMI Room and Board Z009

Initiative: Provides funds for a 4% cost-of-living rate increase for MaineCare Appendix C private nonmedical institutions.

GENERAL FUND 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$630,000 $1,292,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $630,000 $1,292,000

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2015-16 2016-17
GENERAL FUND
$2,147,000 $4,402,000
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$2,428,000 $4,977,000
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $4,575,000 $9,379,000

Sec. 2. Annual cost-of-living adjustment. The Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its rules in Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 2, Adult Family Care Services; Chapter III, Section 2, Section 97, Appendix C: Principles of Reimbursement for Medical and Remedial Service Facilities; and Chapter 115, Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities – Room and Board Costs, to provide for ongoing, annual rate changes beginning July 1, 2015 to adjust for inflation. For each of the state fiscal years ending July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, the amount of the adjustment is 4%. For each year thereafter, the department shall set the inflation adjustment cost-of-living percentage change in reimbursement each year in accordance with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index medical care services index.

summary

This bill provides funds to give adult family care homes and Appendix C private nonmedical institutions a 4% cost-of-living rate increase in funding in each of the next 2 fiscal years. Annual cost-of-living adjustments are provided by rule for each fiscal year thereafter in accordance with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index medical care services index.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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