Maine Medicaid Balancing Incentives Program
The Balancing Incentive Program authorizes grants to States to increase access to non-institutional long-term services and supports (LTSS) as of October 1, 2011.
The Balancing Incentive Program will help States transform their long-term care systems by:
• Lowering costs through improved systems performance & efficiency
• Creating tools to help consumers with care planning & assessment
• Improving quality measurement & oversight
The Balancing Incentive Program also provides new ways to serve more people in home and community-based settings, in keeping with the integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as required by the Olmstead decision. The Balancing Incentive Program was created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Section 10202).
Maine applied for the BIP enhanced FMAP May 1, 2012. Maine’s application was awarded effective July 1, 2012
- Medicaid Agencies
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)