Maine LD 475: Resolve, To Increase MaineCare Services for Certain Recipients To Allow Them To Remain at Home

LD 475 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=475&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Peter Stuckey of Portland: (D – District 42) — e-mail

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 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.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
3/29/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 526
(Yeas 82 – Nays 65 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Resolve was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/30/2016 Senate Reports READ
Motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Minority Ought to Pass As Amended As Amended By Committee Amendment “B” (H-609) Report ACCEPTED, In NON-CONCURRENCE FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 565 Yeas 16 – Nays 17 – Excused 1 – Absent 0

The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) Report ACCEPTED in concurrence
READ ONCE

Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) in concurrence
3/30/2016 Senate HELD at the Request of Senator MASON of Androscoggin.
3/31/2016 Senate RELEASED.
4/1/2016 House Representative McCABE of Skowhegan REQUESTED a Roll Call. More than one-fifth of the members present expressed a desire for a roll call, which was ORDERED.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, TABLED pending FINAL PASSAGE.
Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)
4/1/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/4/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/5/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/7/2016 House On motion of Representative STUCKEY of Portland, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608).
On further motion of the same Representative, under FURTHER suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (H-608).
On further motion of the same Representative, House Amendment “B” (H-653) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-653) thereto ADOPTED.
Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-653) thereto
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/8/2016 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
4/11/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/12/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) In NON-CONCURRENCE
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 656 Yeas 18 – Nays 17 – Excused 0 – Absent 0 PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/13/2016 House On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, TABLED pending FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Later today assigned.
4/13/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative STUCKEY of Portland, the House RECEDED.
On further motion of same Representative, House Amendment “B” (H-653) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) was INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
On further motion of same Representative House Amendment “C” (H-669) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) was READ and ADOPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 623
(Yeas 81 – Nays 68 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) as Amended by House Amendment “C” (H-669) thereto was ADOPTED.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) as Amended by House Amendment “C” (H-669) thereto.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2016 Senate Motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland The Senate RECEDE and CONCUR FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 686 Yeas 16 – Nays 18 – Excused 1 – Absent 0
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/14/2016 House The House INSISTED on PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-608) as Amended by House Amendment “C” (H-669) thereto.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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Resolve, To Increase MaineCare Services for Certain Recipients To Allow Them To Remain at Home

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, home and community services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder can exceed $100,000 annually; and

Whereas, support services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder are critical to allowing those individuals to remain in their homes for as long as possible and to delaying their entry to residential care facilities; and

Whereas, increasing support services allows family members living with adults with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder to maintain employment; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Increasing reimbursement for support services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder. Resolved: That, by April 1, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its rules in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter 101, Chapter II, Section 29: Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder to increase the combined annual limit for reimbursement for home support, community support, work support-individual or work support-group, assistive technology and career planning to $47,550. The department shall determine the number of hours of specific support services on the basis of the increased combined annual limit. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

summary

This resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rules in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter 101, Chapter II, Section 29: Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, by April 1, 2015, to increase the combined annual limit for service reimbursement to $47,550 from the current limit of $23,771.

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