Between January 2013 through June 2015, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) failed to ensure that community-based organizations providing Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) to adults with developmental disabilities reported all critical incidents to the state. These were the finding of a federal review by Office of the Inspector General for the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released in August 2017.
During the 2.5 year period, Maine’s HCBS waiver provided 2,640 individuals with comprehensive support services and housing. A federal review of 2,264 emergency room claims for . . .