Suboxone Limits Informational Forums – Coming Soon!
October 29, 2012
As you may know, effective 1/01/2013, MaineCare will implement a 24 month lifetime limit for members prescribed suboxone for the treatment of opioid addiction. MaineCare is hosting public forums for suboxone providers to discuss this change. The first forum will be held on Monday, November 5th from 5:30- 7:00 PM, in Bangor, at the Ramada Inn in the Kennebec Room. Email MIHMSNews.DHHS@maine.gov> with questions. Another forum will be held in Portland on Monday, November 19th from 5:30- 7:00 PM. The location for the Portland forum will be announced soon.
The Bangor forum will also be broadcast via webinar. You can listen to the meeting presentation and participate by typing into the questions and answers section of the webinar. You can join the Bangor Suboxone Limits Information Forum by webinar by going to: https://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/_a827390218/mainecaresuboxonelimitsinformationforum/. Select “Enter as a Guest” and enter your first and last name to sign in. After you enter the meeting room, the “Join the Audio Conference” screen will pop up. Enter your telephone number including the area code, in the “Dial-Out” box and select “Join.” The Adobe computers will call your telephone number. When you answer the call, press 1 to connect to the conference. If you choose to call-in option, without participating in the webinar, call 1-877-455-0244 and enter code 1127267168. These changes are part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Supplemental Budgets and Administrative Savings Initiatives that were signed by Governor LePage. See Public Law 2011, c. 477 and c. 657.
You can find emergency, proposed and adopted rules at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/index.shtml. Select the link for the emergency, proposed or adopted rules webpage.