CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. VI, Sec. 1, Primary Care Case Management, EMERGENCY RULEMAKING

January 29, 2013

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. VI, Sec. 1, Primary Care Case Management, EMERGENCY RULEMAKING

CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department is repealing the Patient Centered Medical Home provision of the Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) rule, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. VI, Sec. 1, effective January 1, 2013, through emergency rulemaking, because this service will be offered, effective January 1, 2013, in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. II, Sec. 91 and Ch. III, Sec. 91 (Health Home Services), also through emergency rulemaking. The State will receive an enhanced federal match of 90% for the Section 91 services, which will save the state money. The DHHS will be seeking Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approval of the State Plan for these changes, and this rule will become effective upon CMS approval.

See http: //www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/index.shtml for rules and related rulemaking documents.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2013

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peter Kraut, Health Planner AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy and Performance ADDRESS: 242 State Street 11 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0011 TELEPHONE: (207)-287-6131 FAX: (207) 287-9369 TTY: 711 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)