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Maine Launching Photos on Welfare Cards Statewide

| June 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Welfare recipients throughout Maine will soon receive new benefit cards with their photos on them that are designed to reduce fraud and abuse. The Department of Health and Human Services says that it will begin handing out the new electronic benefit transfer cards throughout Maine on Tuesday. The state began issuing […]

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State Terminates Contract with Medicaid Consultant

| June 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is ending its contract with a consultant who missed deadlines and faced plagiarism accusations for a report about how to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. Officials said Friday that early termination will mean a loss of $450,400 to the Alexander Group. The total […]

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Michaud Says Maine Needs Health Department Oversight

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud says Maine needs an oversight agency to combat waste and fraud in its welfare programs and mismanagement in the health department. The Democrat trying to unseat Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he will create an Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and […]

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Maine Begins Putting Photos on Welfare Cards

| April 28, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait. A Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said that about 30 new photo electronic benefit transfer cards had been issued at the Bangor office as of midday Monday. Those […]

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Companies Selected for MaineCare Rides Program

| April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine officials have chosen three companies to provide non-emergency rides to patients in the Medicaid program. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that Logisticare and Penquis Community Action Program were among the companies selected to provide services in six of the state’s eight regions. Those companies currently provide […]

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