Maine LD 1350: Resolve, To Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Direct-care Workers Serving Adults with Long-term Care Needs

LD 1350 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1350&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Mark Eves of North Berwick: (D – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
4/16/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot , REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
6/10/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-371)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-371), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/12/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE, pending ENACTMENT, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
On motion by Same Senator Under suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) , in concurrence.
On motion by Same Senator Under further suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) was ADOPTED , in concurrence.
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-317) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-317) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-317) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/30/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-371) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-317) thereto
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 1350 as originally introduced. L.D. 1350 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 (H-371) .

Resolve, To Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Direct-care Workers Serving Adults with Long-term Care Needs

Sec.
1.
Reimbursement. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall reimburse in-home and community support direct-care service providers based on a uniform rate-setting process that is consistent across types of care and services. The department shall increase reimbursement to providers to a minimum rate of $25 per hour for providing personal care assistance services as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 7302. Of the increase in the rate to providers, at least 85% must be used for wages and employee benefits including health care, mileage reimbursement, training costs and other benefits. The provider shall provide the department with a quarterly report documenting the provider’s compliance with this section; the report must be based upon actual, documented expenditures.

summary

This resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to increase reimbursement to providers of in-home and community support direct-care services to $25 per hour of service. Of the increase in the rate to providers, at least 85% must be used for wages and employee benefits including health care, mileage reimbursement, training costs and other benefits.

Patterns of Support

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2 Comments on "Maine LD 1350: Resolve, To Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Direct-care Workers Serving Adults with Long-term Care Needs"

  1. Sue Ellen Whittaker | November 19, 2015 at 6:32 am | Reply

    I am a PCA for Attendant Services. We have not received our pay raise under LD 1350. It is now law. Is Governor Lepage holding up our raises? Something is wrong and we need answers!

  2. Deborah Gagne | March 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm | Reply

    My concern about increase in wages is that it currently does not acquaint with quality. PCA’s should be be subject to some continuing assessment and supervision by healthcare personnel. Family members other than in house caregivers should have and avenue of supervision to advocate for private pay individuals or PCA’s through the State. Prevention is the first line of defense for exploitation of either parties.

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