LD 842 LR 1956(01)
Resolve, To Support Home Health Services
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Jorgensen of Portland
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $652,144 $869,526 $869,526 $869,526
General Fund $652,144 $869,526 $869,526 $869,526
Federal Expenditures Fund $1,094,827 $1,459,769 $1,459,769 $1,459,769
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $652,144 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $869,526 in fiscal year 2018-19 to increase by 30% the reimbursement rates for home health services under the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 40. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match.

A more current estimate would reduce the appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services by $252,589 in fiscal year 2017-18 to $399,555 and by $336,786 in fiscal year 2018-19 to $532,740.