LD 1305 LR 956(01)
An Act To Encourage Health Insurance Consumers To Comparison Shop for Health Care Procedures and Treatment
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Whittemore of Somerset
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium revenue decrease - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires the Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) to provide data at no cost to certain health care entities or individuals. Currently, MHDO has the authority to charge a fee for this data, which is one of the ways it generates revenue. No information is available regarding the amount of revenue being collected from the entities which are most likely to be exempt from fees under this bill and, therefore, an estimate of revenue loss is not made at this time.