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MaineHealth Government Relations

MaineHealth Testimony, Comments and Other Materials

State

MaineHealth LD Tracking List - 127th Legislature (.pdf)

Federal 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (.pdf)

Response to Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (.pdf)


MaineHealth Testimony

(Testimony will be posted as it is delivered during the session.)

Testimony Corresponding Bill
Testimony of Katie Fullam Harris, Senior Vice President, MaineHealth, In Support of LD 1648 "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and To Review Limits on the Prescription of Controlled Substances" and Qualified Support of LD 1646 “"An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program", March 16, 2016 (.pdf) LD 1646: An Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (.pdf)

LD 1648:
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and to Review Limits on the Prescription of Controlled Substances (.pdf)
Testimony for Victoria W. Rogers, M.D., Director, The Kids CO-OP, Director, Let's Go!, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, In Support of LD 1471 Resolve, "To Facilitate the Distribution of Food Harvested or Processed in Maine to Residents with Food Insecurity", January 14, 2016 (.pdf) LD 1471: Resolve, To Facilitate the Distrabution of Food Harvested or Processed in Maine to Residents with Food Insecurity (.pdf)
Testimony of Dan Morin, Director of Government Affairs, MaineHealth, In Support of LD 690, "An Act To Ensure the Safety of Home Birth", January 12, 2016 (.pdf) LD 690: An Act to Ensure the Safety of Home Birth (.pdf)
Testimony of Deborah Deatrick, In Support of LD 471, "An Act To Improve Childhood Vaccination Rates in Maine", In Opposition to LD 1076, "An Act To Enact the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program", May 11, 2015 (.pdf) LD 471: An Act to Improve Childhood Vaccination Rates in Maine (.pdf)
Testimony of David Bachman, M.D., In Opposition to LD 327, "An Act to Require Prescribers of Controlled Substances to Use the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Software", April 1, 2015 (.pdf) LD 327: An Act to Require Prescribers of Controlled Substances to Use the Conbtrolled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Software (.pdf)
Testimony of Katie Fullam Harris, MaineHealth, In Opposition to LD 45 and LD 734, “An Act to Exempt Certain Capital Expenditures from Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002”, “An Act to Repeal the Certificate of Need Requirement for Hospitals”, April 1, 2015 (.pdf) LD 734: An Act to Repeal the Certificate of Need Requirement for Hospitals (.pdf)
Testimony of David Smith, Chair, Maine Behavioral Healthcare Board of Trustees In Opposition to Decreased Reimbursement Rates for Medication Management Services under MaineCare Section 65, March 5, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Dr. Jerry Robinson, Chief of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer at Spring Harbor Hospital In Opposition to the Proposal to Decrease Hospital-Based Reimbursement, March 4, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Frank McGinty, Executive Vice President and Treasurer for MaineHealth Regarding Proposed MaineCare Budget, March 4, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Dr. Steve DiGiovanni, Medical Director of the Maine Medical Partner Clinics Maine Medical Center, In Opposition to Cuts to the Fund for a Healthy Maine in the Governor’s Proposal Biennial Budget, March 2, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Dr. Victoria Weeks Rogers, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and Let’s Go! In Opposition to Cuts to the Fund for a Healthy Maine in the Governor’s Biennial Budget Proposal, March 2, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Laurie Mitchell, Director of Health & Productivity for MaineHealth, Neither for Nor Against LD 135 An Act To Prohibit Tobacco Use Surcharges in Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Products, February 24, 2015 (.pdf) LD 135: An Act To Prohibit Tobacco Use Surcharges in Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Products (.pdf)
Testimony of Katie Fullam Harris, Senior Vice President Government Relations and Accountable Care Strategy MaineHealth In Opposition to the Assessment of a Property Tax on Not-for-Profit Entities in the Proposed Biennial Budget, February 19, 2015 (.pdf) State of Maine 2016-2017 Governor’s Budget Overview (.pdf)
Testimony of Dan Morin, Director of Government Affairs MaineHealth In Support of LD 155 Expanding Housing Opportunities for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions, February 19, 2015 (.pdf) LD 155: An Act To Expand Housing Opportunities for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions (.pdf)
Testimony of Dan Morin, Director of Government Affairs MaineHealth, In Support of LD 75 Effective Policies To Address Long Length Of Stay Hospital Patients And The Post-Acute Environment Placement Gap, February 04, 2015 (.pdf) LD 75: Resolve, To Strengthen Health Care Services for Maine Residents Affected by Neurodegenerative Diseases (.pdf)
 
 

 


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