LD 1129 LR 1564(01)
Resolve, To Support Home-based Care
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Libby of Androscoggin
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 $519,300 $519,300 $519,300 $519,300
General Fund $519,300 $519,300 $519,300 $519,300
Federal Expenditures Fund $871,805 $871,805 $871,805 $871,805
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $519,300 begining in fiscal year 2015-16 to increase the rates in Section 40 of the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Home Health Services, by 30%. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations are also included in this bill for the FMAP match.

The above amounts reflect what is already in the bill. A more current estimate would increase the General Fund appropriation by $132,844 more than in the bill in fiscal year 2015-16 and by $350,226 more in fiscal year 2016-17. A corresponding increase to the Federal Expenditures Fund allocations of $223,022 in fiscal year 2015-16 and by $587,964 in fiscal year 2016-17 would also be required.