10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 332; MaineCare Eligibility Manual, Part 16 - MaineCare Rule #306P - Mortuary Trust Allowance Changes

The proposed rule changes would update the MaineCare Eligibility Manual, Part 16, Section 4.6 consistent with amendments made by Resolves 2023, Ch. 34, Resolve to Update Allowable Limits on Mortuary Trusts for the Purposes of MaineCare Eligibility.

10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 332, MaineCare Eligibility Manual, Parts 4 and 5, MC Rule #303P- Household Income Standard for Children and CHIP Changes

The purpose of this rule is to increase the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 300% from 208% of the FPL for all children. The proposed rule changes would align the MaineCare Eligibility Manual with a legislative change to 22 M.R.S. § 3174-G(B) made by P.L. 2024 ch. 597, §5. The proposed rule changes would increase access to health insurance coverage.

Maine CDC Congratulates Winners of 2024 Lyme Disease Awareness Month Poster Contest

AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) today announced the winners of the 2024 Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest. The Maine CDC holds the contest each year for Maine students in kindergarten to 8th grade to help raise awareness about Lyme disease and tick bite prevention. This year, the 15th year of the contest, students designed posters on the theme “Little Tick, Big Deal.”

MaineCare Rate Setting and Reform: Did You Know?

The Department’s Rate Reform initiative, which was codified into law in August of 2022, with the adoption of P.L. 2021, Ch. 639 (now MRS Title 22, 3173-J), is well under way. Consistent with the Department’s goal of providing a transparent process for rate determinations with opportunities for robust participation from interested parties, the Department is sharing the following resources.   

MaineCare Rate System Reform Webpage 

Training Opportunity Available for Family and Caregivers of Adults Receiving Services Within Section 12, 19, and 96 Programs

The Office of Aging and Disability Services is excited to announce a virtual Mental Health training series opportunity scheduled for Monday, July 8, 2024, Thursday, July 11, 2024, and Monday, July 15, 2024. This training is being provided under collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine and is available for caregivers providing care to Section 12, 19, and 96 members. Caregivers can include personal support staff, attendants, home health aides, nurses or other natural and family supports.

Reminder for Billing Attending Provider on UB-04 and 837I Claims, CR 110840

This is a reminder that the attending provider is required on all UB-04 and 837I claims. MaineCare denies UB-04 and 837I claims submitted without an enrolled attending provider.

The attending provider is the individual who has overall responsibility for the patient’s medical care and treatment reported in the claim/encounter. The attending provider requirement includes all claim submission methods (paper, HealthPAS Online Portal, or 837I).

10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 331; Public Assistance Manual Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); TANF Rule #118 Adoption

The adopted rule clarifies program requirements in Chapters I, II, IV and V for applicants and the Department as they relate to non-citizen eligibility. These requirements are consistent with 42 U.S.C. § 602 and 45 C.F.R. § 260. Asset limit changes in Chapter III are consistent with P.L. 2023 Ch. 366, An Act to Allow Maine Families to Increase Their Savings by Changing the Asset Limits for Eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

Updated Guidance for Power Mobility Devices (PMD), CR 124323

Medicare has updated the documentation guidelines on PMDs, which include Power Operated Vehicles (POV) and Power Operated Wheelchairs (POW). Until such a time as the MaineCare Benefits Manual (MBM), Section 60.08-8(C) is updated, the Prior Authorization (PA) department will review PA requests consistent with the updated requirements that will also be included in the PA criteria sheet located on the Health PAS online portal. Updated PA criteria includes:

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