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HF 173

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing payment rates for nursing facilities in
specified counties to the geographic group III median rate; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.434, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

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new text begin Rate increase for facilities in Wright, Mille Lacs, Isanti, and Chisago
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new text begin Effective October 1, 2007, operating payment rates of all nursing facilities in
Wright, Mille Lacs, Isanti, and Chisago counties that are reimbursed under this section or
section 256B.441 shall be increased to be equal, for a RUG's rate with a weight of 1.00,
to the geographic group III median rate for the same RUG's weight. The percentage of
the operating payment rate for each facility to be case-mix adjusted shall be equal to
the percentage that is case-mix adjusted in that facility's September 30, 2007, operating
payment rate. This subdivision shall apply only if it results in a rate increase. Increases
provided by this subdivision shall be added to the rate determined under any new
reimbursement system established under section 256B.441.
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