LD 860 LR 1699(01)
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adjust Reimbursement Rates for Dental Services under the MaineCare Program
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. McCormick of Kennebec
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $1,974,500 $2,632,667 $2,632,667 $2,632,667
General Fund $1,974,500 $2,632,667 $2,632,667 $2,632,667
Federal Expenditures Fund $3,314,812 $4,419,750 $4,419,750 $4,419,750
Federal Expenditures Fund $3,314,812 $4,419,750 $4,419,750 $4,419,750
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Health and Human Services will require General Fund appropriations of $1,974,500 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $2,632,667 in fiscal year 2016-17 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. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match.