Maine

The following information is paired with our blog, Emerging Themes in Proposed State Medicaid Waivers. Key Pending Waiver Requests for ACA Medicaid Expansion Eligibility Groups Seeking to add work requirements as a condition of eligibility: Arizona (20 hours/week for school/job training; unspecified for employment or job search) Arkansas (80 hours/month) Indiana (Average of 20 hours/week) Kentucky […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The urgency to stabilize the individual markets is palpable in the states. Insurers will begin filing preliminary rates for 2018 next month and are developing those rates in a period of uncertainty. Will cost sharing reductions continue? Will there be some help to stabilize the market, calm jittery insurers and assure that consumers in every […]

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    April 18, 2017 | Filed under: ACA, Blog Posts, Front Page, Maine, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    States have made great strides in improving children’s oral health, this includes a greater number accessing the dentist and a decline in untreated caries—tooth decay. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), which insure our nation’s most vulnerable populations, have played an important role by covering dental benefits for children. Some Medicaid agencies opted […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Governor Paul LePage signed into law “An Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program” (now PL 2015, c. 488) on April 19, 2016, making Maine the second state to pass legislation on the issue this year. In March, Massachusetts passed the nation’s first law limiting first-time opioid prescriptions. Maine’s […]

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  • Maine PCMH Pilot In 2007-2008, the Maine Legislature created a bipartisan Commission to Study Primary Care Medical Practice. The Commission, in turn, recommended the development of the Patient-Centered Medical home (PCMH) Pilot. The legislature appropriated $500,000 for that purpose in 2009, and three collaborators – the Maine Quality Forum (part of the state’s Dirigo Health Agency), Quality […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Maine
  • In Maine:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 357,706 beneficiaries enrolled in MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program. Of these, 176,335 were enrolled in a primary care case management (PCCM) program, including 130,824 children. The PCCM program is mandatory for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving TANF, children, pregnant women, and childless adults below 100% FPL. Medicaid-eligible […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Maine
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Maine 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Maine 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Maine 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Maine Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Maine NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Maine operates a combination CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Maine
  • MaineCare had developed a value-based purchasing strategy centered on three components: creating “Accountable Communities”, improving transitions of care, and strengthening primary care. Under the MaineCare Accountable Communities initiative, Medicaid providers will enter into alternative contracts directly with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. These contracts will use a shared savings model, with the […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Maine
  • The Director of MaineCare will have a seat on the state’s HIT Steering Committee. Planning is underway now to build an exchange of select clinical data between HealthInfoNet and MaineCare’s MMIS.

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    April 14, 2010 | Filed under: Maine
  • HealthInfoNet is Maine’s designated HIE organization but HIT funding will initially flow through the state. The Office of the State Coordinator for HIT will be responsible for statewide HIT and HIE planning, with support from a formal HIT Steering Committee. Refer to pages 46-49 of the state Strategic Plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Maine