Maine LD 842: An Act To Establish Peer Center Reimbursement

LD 842 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=842&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

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

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/10/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/11/2015 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.
4/7/2016 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” (H-649)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/8/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-649) 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-649), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/11/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/11/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT 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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An Act To Establish Peer Center Reimbursement

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

Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA 3613 is enacted to read:

3613. Compensation for peer centers

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Peer center” means an entity or an organization with a contract with the department to provide peer services. “Peer center” may include but is not limited to a recovery club, a support organization or a self-help group.
B. “Peer services” means services by trained peers or a peer-managed organization focused on helping individuals with mental health conditions and other conditions that may co-occur with a mental health condition to support recovery.

2. Compensation; rules. A peer center must be reimbursed at a rate established by the department pursuant to this subsection. The department may not establish a so-called “flat rate.” This subsection applies to all funds, including federal funds, paid by any agency of the State to a peer center. The department shall establish rules concerning reimbursement that:

A. Take into account the costs of providing services in conformity with applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and quality and safety standards;
B. Are reasonable and adequate to meet the costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated peer centers; and
C. Contain an annual inflation adjustment that:

(1) Recognizes regional variations in labor costs and the rates of increase in labor costs determined pursuant to the principles of reimbursement and establishes at least 4 regions in the State for purposes of annual inflation adjustments; and

(2) Uses the applicable regional inflation factor as established by a national economic research organization selected by the department to adjust costs other than labor costs or fixed costs.

Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

SUMMARY

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish reimbursement rates for peer centers.

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.


In The News…

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