Financial Management

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The Department of Health and Human Services employs 3757 staff, manages $3.2 billion, and serves virtually all Maine people. Financial Management is responsible for managing the resources entrusted to the Department in an efficient and effective manner.

Deputy Commissioner of Finance: Alec Porteous
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-5159
Fax: 207-287-3005
TTY: Maine Relay 711

Service Center:

  • Quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Grant management
  • Federal cash draws/8 letters of credit
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Support programs
  • Budget preparation
  • Legislative support/fiscal note preparation
  • Work programs
  • Budget monitoring and analysis
  • Audit responses/corrective action plans

MaineCare Finance

  • Financial oversight of $2.1 billion MaineCare expenditures, budget and reporting
  • Leadership and direction for 15 staff
  • Direct all MaineCare accounting and cash management
  • Direct preparation of MaineCare biennial budget
  • Oversee MaineCare payment cycles and collection processes
  • Direct forecasting, tracking and reporting of MaineCare costs

Internal Audit

  • MaineCare cost settlement audits and settlement processes
  • Assure MaineCare funds are spent on allowable costs
  • Assure compliance of MaineCare reimbursement with state regulations
  • Review financial statement audits
  • Complete community agency agreement closeouts
  • Provide response to agency corrective action plans
  • Provide MAAP agreement training to community agencies
  • Oversee state and federal audits
  • Respond to audit findings correctly and timely