LD 2214 LR 3108(12)
An Act to Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and to Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2024 and June 30, 2025
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Curry of Waldo
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Federal Expenditures Fund $0 $7,300,000 $7,300,000 $7,300,000
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 ($10,000,000) $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment makes a temporary change to the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 5, Ambulance Services, so that effective July 1, 2024 MaineCare Ambulance Services codes with Medicare equivalents are reimbursed at 140% of the current published Medicare rates through June 30, 2027. This amendment includes Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $5,000,000 over 3 years to fund this temporary increase through June 30, 2027. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations are also included for the FMAP match.

This amendment transfers $15,000,000 from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), EMS Stabilization and Sustainability program, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the DHHS, Medical Care - Payments to Providers program. The funding is deallocated in DPS and allocated over 3 years in DHHS.