LD 445 – Maine

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=445&snum=128

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE MAINE CONSUMER TO COMPARISON-SHOP FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROCEDURES AND TO LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS: A health care entity shall notify patients of their right, if covered by a health plan, to shop for services and receive payment for shared savings under a carrier’s shared savings incentive program provided in accordance with Title 24-A, section 4318-A. A health care entity may comply with this paragraph by prominently displaying the information in a location that is readily accessible to patients or by providing written notice when the health care entity recommends a health care service or procedure that may qualify for a shared savings incentive payment.

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