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MaineCare Transport Troubles

| January 9, 2014

MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s health department says the state won’t renew its contracts with a broker for a MaineCare rides program.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that it has notified Coordinated Transportation Solutions that it will not continue the contracts when they expire in June.

The company has been criticized because many patients have missed rides to appointments since the state switched to a brokerage system in August. The company has said it was improving and doing everything it could to ensure it’s successful.

Stefanie Nadeau, director of the Office of MaineCare Services, says the state remains committed to the brokerage model.

Lawmakers are considering two measures Thursday to fix the system, including a measure that would replace it with a system like the one Vermont uses.

 

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