JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

ON

APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Room 228 State House

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

 

Committee may break for caucus during or in lieu of the scheduled work sessions.

 

 

Friday January 13, 2012

                                                                            (Updated 1/12/12)

11:00 am

Work Session on LD 1746 (The DHHS Supplemental Budget) Including But Not Limited To:

o   Initiatives Directly Impacting Hospital Reimbursements

o   Proposed Administrative Savings to be Accomplished by Rule Changes and/or Financial Orders

o   Adult MH – Crisis

o   Developmental Disabilities Payment Reform

o   Developmental Disabilities Rental Assistance

o   Prescription Benefits – Suboxone

o   Prescription Benefits – Brand Name Drug Limit

o   MaineCare Means Test for Children and Pregnant Women

o   Elimination of co-payment for Speech Therapy Services

o   Supplemental Services for Children with Complex Needs

o   Children’s Services Residential Services Contracts

o   Alternative Response Program Contracts

o   Family Reunification Contracts

 

Items not covered on Friday will be taken up at Tuesday’s Work Session

 

 

Tuesday January 17, 2012

2:00 pm

 

Work Session on LD 1746 (The DHHS Supplemental Budget) Including But Not Limited To:

o   Topics scheduled for Friday January 12th but not covered due to time constraints

o   Interfund borrowing

o   Office of Medical Services Lapsed Balances

o   DHHS authorization to Eliminate Optional Services Under Certain Circumstances

o   DHHS authorization to Adopt Emergency Rules to Implement Adopted Initiatives

o   Transfer to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund

o   Repeal of MaineCare Basic