New MaineCare transportation broker system a mess

July 12, 2013

Read the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging's January 9th testimony before the Health and Human Services committee in support of LD 1636 and returning to the service delivery system we had prior to the brokerage, only with new requirements designed to hold regional providers more accountable: http://www.maine4a.org/image_upload/MaineCare%20Transport%20Testimony.pdf

Read Jessica Maurer’s testimony before the Health and Human Services committee on the MaineCare Transportation Broker issue:  http://www.maine4a.org/image_upload/MaineCareTransport.pdf

We've heard from too many people that they're missing work because the ride for the loved one didn't show. We have to fix this problem and the brokers have to be held accountable for failing to meet their performance expectations. Article in the Portland Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/news/Hearing-gets-MaineCare-ride-problem-firsthand.html

In addition to having a terrible impact on health care and mental health providers, this issue issue with the new MaineCare Transportation Brokers is also having a serious and significant impact on older and disabled adults and their caregivers. Article in the Portland Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/news/missed-mainecare-rides-drive-health-agency-losses_2013-09-09.html?searchterm=mainecare+transportation

Click here to read our previous article on the confusion of trying to implement the new broker system: http://www.maine4a.org/feed.php?num=5&news_id=156&feed_id=41

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