EMS Financial Health Committee

The EMS Financial Health Committee is a stakeholder group implemented in 2022 by legislative order LD1258, "An  Act To  Implement the Recommendations of  the Stakeholder Group  Convened  by  the Emergency Medical  Services'  Board  Related  to Reimbursement  Rates for Ambulance Services by  Health Insurance Carriers and  To  Improve Participation  of  Ambulance Service Providers in  Carrier Networks" (PDF) (and the LD1258 Fiscal Note (PDF)) to review issues related to financial health and costs of ambulance service providers and the delivery of services by ambulance service providers in this State, including issues related to the medical necessity and reasonableness of ambulance services. The stakeholder group shall consider and develop financial and cost reporting standards and other metrics related to the delivery and quality of ambulance services to measure and evaluate ambulance services in this State. The Emergency Medical Services' Board shall submit a report on the results of its review, including any recommendations, to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health coverage, insurance and financial services matters no later than February 1, 2023.

The Committee is meeting for the first time on February 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM virtually (see the Maine EMS calendar for access information). 

All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of those portions that may be conducted in executive session in accordance with Maine Law 32 M.R.S.A. § 90-A(3) and 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) & (F)

All meetings are held at Maine EMS, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04333.  Meetings are typically held in the Champlain conference room.  Directions are located here.

Resources

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Committee Members:

The Committee Chair is Joe Kellner

Name Representation
Joe Kellner Maine EMS Board
John Martel, MD, PhD Maine EMS Board
Andrew Turcotte Maine EMS Board
Robert Russell III Maine Ambulance Association
Vacant Rural, Municipal Ambulance Service
Vacant Rural, Non-Municipal Ambulance Service
Shawn Esler Non-Rural, Municipal Ambulance Service
Stephen Almquist Non-Rural, Non-Municipal Ambulance Service
Scott Guillerault Non-Transporting Ambulance Service
Katherine Pelletreau MeAHP Representative
Vacant Maine Based Health Plan Representative
Vacant For-Profit Health Plan Representative
Vacant Non-Profit Health Plan Representative
Thomas Bell DPFR, Bureau of Insurance Representative
Karynlee Harrington Maine Health Data Organization Representative
Support Staff (non-voting)
Darren Davis Maine EMS