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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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Medicaid Consultant Uninvited to Hearing

| June 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A consultant hired by Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is no longer scheduled to testify before a congressional panel next week. Gary Alexander of the Alexander Group was supposed to speak at a June 10 “War on Poverty” panel for the House Budget Committee. A spokesman for the House Budget Office […]

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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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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The Democratic-led Legislature recently approved a $4 million measure that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in the fiscal year that starts in July. Nursing homes currently are reimbursed based on what their expenditures were […]

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Mainecare Transport Troubles

| March 24, 2014

The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prevent the state from renewing its contracts with companies for a program that provides non-emergency rides to Medicaid patients. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 24-14 in favor of Democratic leader Troy Jackson’s bill on Monday. The proposal faces further votes in the House and […]

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