Maine Clubhouses Succeed in Advocating for Approval of Billing Code!
Due to the efforts of four Clubhouses in Maine and support from Governor Paul LePage, a distinct billing code for Clubhouses to receive Medicaid funding has been approved. Previously these Clubhouses could not receive funding for prevocational activities or community support work and other areas of their daily work. However, with this change, the new regulations will more easily match the actual work that is being done at the Clubhouse to assist adults with mental illness to achieve their goals and integrate back into the community.
Lisa Soucie, Director of High Hopes Clubhouse commented, “The combined advocacy efforts of the Maine Clubhouses along with Clubhouse International’s support in sending a staff member to meet with our Governor really advanced our efforts in creating more sustainable funding. We are thrilled with this designation and look forward to continuing to grow more accredited Clubhouses in Maine.”
All four Clubhouses in Maine are currently Accredited and with this separate billing code there are plans to double the amount of Clubhouses in Maine over the next few years!
Congratulations Capitol Clubhouse, Looking Ahead Clubhouse, High Hopes Clubhouse, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse!