Maine LD 886: Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Reimbursement Rates for Home-based and Community-based Services

LD 886 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=886&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Eleanor Espling of New Gloucester: (R – District 65) — e-mail | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 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.
3/12/2015 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
On OBJECTION of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of the Committee Report.

Later today assigned.
4/7/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/8/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, The Committee Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) 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-645).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/11/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) 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-645), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/11/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/11/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE in concurrence
4/13/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-645).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-520) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-520) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-520) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/13/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-645) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-520) thereto
ROLL CALL NO. 620
(Yeas 148 – Nays 1 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/13/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2016 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 677 Yeas 32 – Nays 2 – Excused 1 – Absent 0 PREVAILED

Bill Text

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Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Reimbursement Rates for Home-based and Community-based Services

Sec.
1.
Department of Health and Human Services to increase reimbursement rates for home-based and community-based services. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall increase the reimbursement rates for home-based and community-based services in accordance with this section. The department shall raise the hourly reimbursement rate:

1. By 66% for home health aid and personal support services provided under the provisions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Sections 43 and 96, and under the waiver services provisions of Section 19;

2. By 33% for registered nurse and licensed practical nurse services provided under the waiver services provisions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 19;

3. By 33% for registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and independent registered nurse services under the provisions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 96; and

4. By 33% for registered nurse and independent registered nurse services under the provisions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 43; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Deadline for increase established. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall increase the reimbursement rates in accordance with subsection 1 by January 15, 2016.

summary

This resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the reimbursement rates for home-based and community-based services by January 15, 2016.

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