LD 1135 LR 1597(02)
Resolve, To Increase Funding for Assertive Community Treatment
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2018-19 FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $476,389 $1,905,557 $1,905,557 $1,905,557 $1,905,557
General Fund $476,389 $1,905,557 $1,905,557 $1,905,557 $1,905,557
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of $476,389 in fiscal year 2018-19, $1,905,557 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $1,905,557 in fiscal year 2020-21 for an increase to certain rates under rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Section 17 by 25%

The funding provided for this bill is all General Fund. This was precipitated by PL 2017 c. 460 which increased rates for services in Sections 17, 23 and 65 which are included in the Clinic Upper Payment Limit calculations.  The impact of those increases put the department at or slightly above the amount allowed to be paid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  As a result, the rate increase in this bill will have to be paid with state general fund money only.