LD 1809 LR 2499(05)
Resolve, To Increase Funding for Evidence-based Therapies for Treating Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
No Amendments
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The estimated annual cost to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for a one-time increase to certain rates in MaineCare, Section 65, by 20% and to contract with a third party to conduct a rate study of those rates would be $472,317. As this section of policy is above the Upper Payment Limit and not eligible for federal match, all of the cost would be in General Fund dollars. This bill provides no new funding. The impact of these new unfunded costs on other programs in the DHHS cannot be determined at this time.