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.
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The Committee Chair is Joe Kellner
|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|