Maine Ambulance Association

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128th Legislature - Summary of MAA activities

This is a summary of the bills the Maine Ambulance Association tracked during the 128th Legislature (2017-2018). The effective date for non-emergency laws passed during the second regular session (2018) is August 1, 2018. Emergency legislation became effective immediately upon signing by the Governor, or in the case of a veto upon final passage of the Legislature

If there is other legislation you are interested in, please visit the Maine Office of Policy and Legal Analysis to view their list of bill summaries.

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Reimbursement is an MAA priority for the 128th Maine Legislature

MaineCare Funding

MAA continued working to improve the reimbursement rate for MaineCare by being actively involved with support for LD 998 An Act To Require the State To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services. This legislation would have modestly increased MaineCare reimbursement for ambulance services closer to the Medicare allowable rate.

The cost of preparedness for Maine EMS providers is higher than national averages.

Maine Law requires EMS providers to respond to emergency calls and transport patients without regard for their ability to pay. As a rural State, Maine EMS providers have very long distances to travel for these responses and transport to hospitals, especially when transporting patients to the tertiary care hospitals in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland.

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Legislation for the 128th Maine Legislative Session – Bills that did not pass

LD 998

An Act To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services

LD 1715

An Act To Ensure Rural Patient Populations Receive Safe and Effective Health Care

LD 1831

An Act Concerning Remote Participation in Public Proceedings

LD 1832

An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Remote Participation

LD 1864

An Act To Protect the Safety of Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Patients

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