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Report: Outgoing MaineCare Ride Broker To Get Millions

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Records show that the company that won’t have its contracts to provide rides for Maine Medicaid patients renewed because of poor performance is scheduled to receive millions of dollars in extra money from the state in its last weeks on the job.

Connecticut-based Coordinated Transportation Solutions, whose contracts end this summer, already received about $2.6 million in extra payments in February and April.

It likely will continue getting extra payments at least through June, according to state records obtained by the Portland Press Herald.

If those payments for May and June are similar to the earlier payments, the state will give an estimated $2.5 million extra to the company.

CTS won $28.3 million worth of contracts last year, but thousands of MaineCare patients say they have missed rides to medical appointments.

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