An Act To Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Ambulance Service Paid by the Department of Corrections
Sec. 1. 34-A MRSA §3031-B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 513, Pt. E, §1, is amended to read:
§ 3031-B. Limitation on reimbursement rate to medical service providers for services outside department facility
Effective July 1, 2004, the department or its contracted medical provider may pay to a provider of a medical service for a person residing in a correctional or detention facility an amount no greater than the reimbursement rate applicable to that provider and that service as established by rule of the Department of Health and Human Services for the MaineCare program under Title 22. This limitation applies to all medical care services, goods, prescription drugs and medications provided to a person outside the facility , except that, beginning October 1, 2019, the Department of Corrections, or its contracted medical provider, shall pay to a provider of an ambulance service for a person residing in a correctional or detention facility an amount equal to 225% of the allowable reimbursement under MaineCare for the applicable ambulance service.
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF
Correctional Medical Services Fund 0286
Initiative: Appropriates ongoing funds to increase the reimbursement rate for ambulance services to 225% of the MaineCare rate beginning October 1, 2019.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$52,500||$70,000|
This bill requires the Department of Corrections, or its contracted medical provider, to pay to a provider of ambulance services 225% of the allowable reimbursement under the MaineCare program for ambulance services provided for a person residing in a correctional or detention facility.