LD 154 LR 925(02)
An Act To Amend the Law Governing MaineCare Coverage of Chiropractic Treatment
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $128,684 $257,367 $257,367 $257,367
General Fund $128,684 $257,367 $257,367 $257,367
Federal Expenditures Fund $226,796 $453,592 $453,592 $453,592
Federal Expenditures Fund $226,796 $453,592 $453,592 $453,592
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $128,684 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $257,367 in fiscal year 2020-21 to allow for all chiropractic services that are within the scope of practice of chiropractic doctors and performed by a licensed chiropractic doctor to be reimbursed under the MaineCare program. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations are also included for the FMAP match.

There is a potential for savings which could mitigate the new costs above from individuals currently receiving services in a higher cost setting who may choose to receive services from a lower cost chiropractor and savings from individuals who choose the chiropractic setting initially for a new service. As it is not known how often this may occur no estimate of the potential savings is made at this time.