This proposed rule updates the average nursing care private rate, listed in Chart 4.3 of the MaineCare Eligibility Manual, to the most current figure available from the Department's internal audit team. Effective June 1, 2023, the average nursing care private rate is determined from rates reported by nursing facilities on the MaineCare Cost Report. The rule also adds a description of how the rate is used to calculate penalty periods for disposing of assets for less than fair market value on or after the look-back period.
Asset transfer penalties will be determined based on current rates. This rule making will provide a benefit to applicants because as nursing care private rates increase over time, penalty periods will decrease.
No public hearing is scheduled.
Comment Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Office: Office for Family Independence