Attention Section 45, Hospital Services: Rate Determination Initiation Notice 

This bulletin provides notice that the Department has initiated a Rate Determination Process* for Hospital Services, with the exception of Distinct Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Unit services for which the Department recently completed a rate determination, under Section 45 of the MaineCare Benefits Manual. The Department will assess and, as appropriate, determine new reimbursement models and/or amounts for hospital services in accordance with Public Law 2021 Chapter 639. Burns and Associates will conduct this rate determination.    

There will be opportunities through the Rate Determination process for interested stakeholders to provide feedback and comment. Please watch for future notices.     

Please reach out to Jessica Levesque MaineCare’s Rate Reform Project Manager for this determination process with any questions.     

*This notice is sent pursuant to Public Law 2021 Chapter 639.