LD 593 LR 640(02)
Resolve, To Stabilize the Behavioral Health Workforce and Avert More Expensive Treatments
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 $17,726,496 $17,726,496 $17,726,496 $17,726,496
General Fund $17,726,496 $17,726,496 $17,726,496 $17,726,496
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $17,726,496 beginning in fiscal year 2019-20 for an 8% increase to rates for Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 65, Behavioral Health Services.

The rate increase in this bill is paid with state General Fund money only, since PL 2017 c. 460 increased rates for services in Sections 17, 23 and 65 which are included in the Clinic Upper Payment Limit calculations.  The impact of those increases put the department at or slightly above the amount allowed to be paid by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.