Maine LD 860: Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adjust Reimbursement Rates for Dental Services under the MaineCare Program

LD 860 (subjects: MEDICAID , DENTAL CARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=860&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Earle McCormick of Kennebec: (R – District 14) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/11/2015 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.
3/11/2015 House Resolve REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate Reports READ On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED READ ONCE Committee Amendment “A” (S-235) READ and ADOPTED Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-235) Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/10/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-235) 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” (S-235).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT 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 CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
7/16/2015 House Carried over from the Special Appropriations Table to any special or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 860 as originally introduced. L.D. 860 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-235) .

Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adjust Reimbursement Rates for Dental Services under the MaineCare Program

Sec.
1.
Rules. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall annually review and incrementally adjust during the 5 years following the effective date of this resolve the reimbursement rates under the MaineCare program for dental codes D0120, D0140, D0150, D0220, D0272, D0330, D1110, D1120, D1208, D1351, D2140, D2150, D2160, D2330, D2331, D2332, D2391, D2392, D2393, D3330, D7140 and D7210 until the reimbursement rates reflect the 10th percentile of the fees for the New England region in the most recent “Survey of Dental Fees” published by the American Dental Association. After the reimbursement rates reach the 10th percentile, the department shall amend Rule Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual to require that the rates be adjusted annually for inflation in accordance with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

summary

This resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to incrementally adjust the MaineCare reimbursement rates for certain dental services annually over the next 5 years until the rates reach the 10th percentile of the fees for the New England region in the most recent “Survey of Dental Fees” published by the American Dental Association. The resolve provides that the rates must then be adjusted annually for inflation.

Patterns of Support

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