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The nonprofit says Maine’s stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rates led to mounting losses that forced it to close the program that assists adult mental health patients with daily tasks.
By: Joe Lawlor, Staff Writer
Shalom House says Maine’s stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rates have forced the Portland nonprofit to shut down a support service it provides to 170 mental health patients.
The service – called community integration or case management – helps adult mental health patients participate more fully in society by assisting them with tasks they can find daunting, such as applying for housing, managing medication, arranging transportation to social events or making appointments.