Maine LD 649: Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Modify Coverage for Eyeglasses for Children under the Provisions of the MaineCare Program and Review Certain Reimbursement Rates

LD 649 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=649&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 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.
3/3/2015 House Resolve REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/28/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-127) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-127) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/29/2015 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” (S-127).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/1/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/3/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 131 35 Yeas – 0 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
6/17/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
LD 649 In Senate, June 17, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 24 in Favor and 10 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/19/2015 House This Resolve, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 297V
118 having voted in the affirmative and 21 in the negative, with 12 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 649 as originally introduced. L.D. 649 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-127) .

Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Modify Coverage for Eyeglasses for Children under the Provisions of the MaineCare Program and Review Certain Reimbursement Rates

Sec.
1.
MaineCare reimbursement for eyeglasses for children. Resolved: That, by January 1, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its Rule Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 75 to increase the reimbursement rate for eyeglasses for children by 50%. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Task force; review; report. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall convene a task force to review the reimbursement rates for services to MaineCare recipients who are under 18 years of age for:

1. Dental care;

2. Vision care; and

3. Audiological care.

In addition, the task force shall review the reimbursement rates for services provided to individuals with cognitive or physical impairments. The department shall submit the findings of the task force, together with any proposed implementing legislation, to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services no later than November 4, 2015.

summary

This resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its Rule Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 75 to increase the reimbursement rate for eyeglasses for children by 50% by January 1, 2016. This resolve also directs the department to convene a task force to review the reimbursement rates for certain services to MaineCare recipients and to report the findings to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services.

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