Maine LD 1621: Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Governing Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities

LD 1621 (subjects: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT , POWERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1621&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/1/2016 Senate Reported by Senator BRAKEY for the Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2015, S.P. 631.
Report READ and ACCEPTED.
REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
3/1/2016 House Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/28/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-433) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-433) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/28/2016 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” (S-433).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/29/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/30/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE in concurrence
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text

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Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Governing Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities

Sec.
1.
Department of Health and Human Services; reimbursement for days awaiting placement; reimbursement for hospitals other than critical access hospitals. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend the rules under Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 45, Hospital Services to provide reimbursement to hospitals other than critical access hospitals for each day that a MaineCare-eligible individual is in the care of a hospital while awaiting placement in a nursing facility. The Department of Health and Human Services shall reimburse hospitals prospectively at the statewide average rate per member day for nursing facility services. The Department of Health and Human Services shall compute the statewide average rate per member day based on the simple average of the nursing facility rate per member day for the applicable state fiscal year or years and prorated for the hospital’s fiscal year. Reimbursement for days awaiting placement pursuant to this section is limited to a period of 5 years and to a maximum of $500,000 of combined General Fund funds and federal funds for the entire 5-year period.

summary

This resolve, which is a recommendation of the Commission To Study Difficult-to-place Patients, directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend the rules under Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 45, Hospital Services to provide reimbursement to hospitals other than critical access hospitals for each day that a MaineCare-eligible individual is in the care of a hospital other than a critical access hospital while awaiting placement in a nursing facility. The reimbursement is to be paid prospectively at the statewide average rate per member day for nursing facility services. The department is directed to implement this reimbursement for days awaiting placement for a period of no more than 5 years and is limited to a maximum of $500,000 of combined General Fund funds and federal funds for the entire 5-year period.

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