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Penalty and Interest

An additional penalty of up to $50 per day for up to 30 days should be included on overdue balances for workers' compensation medical bills in Maine.

State

Maine

Late Payment Due Date

30 days

Late Payment Percentage

Penalty: $50 or the amount due per each day over 30 days (maximum of $1,500)

Maine Revised Statutes

§205. Benefit payment 

Statute or Regulation Text

§205. Benefit payment

4. Payment of bills for medical or health care services.  When there is no ongoing dispute, if bills for medical or health care services are not paid within 30 days after the carrier has received notice of nonpayment by certified mail from the provider of the medical or health care services or, if the bill was paid by the employee, from the employee who paid for the medical or health care services, $50 or the amount of the bill due, whichever is less, must be added and paid to the provider of the medical or health care services or, if the bill was paid by the employee, to the employee who paid for the medical or health care services for each day over 30 days in which the bills for medical or health care services are not paid. Not more than $1,500 in total may be added pursuant to this subsection. For purposes of this subsection, "carrier" includes the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association under Title 24-A, chapter 57, subchapter 3.

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