Medicaid reimbursement

Houlton Regional Hospital

Rural hospitals across the country say they are being been hurt by increased costs and inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates. Maine’s rural hospitals are facing the same pressures, and state lawmakers are considering a bill to ease financial woes.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The LePage administration wants to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for community mental health services.  The rationale is to streamline rates and bring them in line with other New England states.