Maine Revised Statutes

§3174-Q. Medicaid stability

Beginning August 1, 1996, the department shall obtain authorization from the Legislature before implementing changes in benefit structures and eligibility levels in the Medicaid program that could cause the following changes: [1995, c. 696, Pt. B, §2 (NEW).]

1. Percentages of enrollment.  Changes in excess of 10% in the percentages of enrollment among different groups that are categorically eligible for Medicaid; and
[ 1995, c. 696, Pt. B, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Services covered.  Elimination of services covered under the program on August 1, 1996, except when immediately necessary to comply with federal law. The department may not eliminate a service if modification of that service can achieve compliance with federal law. Any modification may be made only to the extent necessary to achieve compliance with federal law. Any elimination or modification made under this subsection must be done through rulemaking under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
If the department takes action to eliminate or modify a service under this subsection, it shall provide notice of the rule-making proceedings to members of the Legislature.
[ 2009, c. 571, Pt. PPP, §1 (AMD) .]
1995, c. 696, §B2 (NEW). 2009, c. 571, Pt. PPP, §1 (AMD).