LD 1485 LR 2196(01)
An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Gratwick of Penobscot
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 $2,869 $5,739 $5,739 $5,739
General Fund $2,869 $5,739 $5,739 $5,739
Federal Expenditures Fund $5,178 $10,355 $10,355 $10,355
Federal Expenditures Fund $5,178 $10,355 $10,355 $10,355
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Health and Human Services will require General Fund appropriations of $2,869 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $5,739 in fiscal year 2018-19 for additional telehealth per-visit site facility fees and per-month telemonitoring fees. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match.

There is no expected increase in costs for procedures within MaineCare for telehealth services. MaineCare rules, under MaineCare Benefits Manuals Ch. I Section 4 Telehealth, state "The same procedure codes and rates apply to the underlying Covered Service as if those Services were delivered face to face."