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HF 930

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/28/2019 05:04pm

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

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; directing commissioner of human services to develop
medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content; establishing stakeholder group on
the medical assistance TEFRA option; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginDIRECTION TO COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES; TEFRA
OPTION IMPROVEMENT MEASURES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services shall, using existing appropriations, develop
content to be included on the MNsure website explaining the TEFRA option under medical
assistance for applicants who indicate during the application process that a child in the
family has a disability.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall develop a cover letter explaining the TEFRA option under
medical assistance, as well as the application and renewal process, to be disseminated with
the DHS-6696A form to applicants who may qualify for medical assistance under the TEFRA
option. The commissioner shall provide the content and the form to the executive director
of MNsure for inclusion on the MNsure website. The commissioner shall also develop and
implement education and training for lead agency staff statewide to improve understanding
of the medical assistance TEFRA enrollment and renewal processes and procedures.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall convene a stakeholder group that shall consider improvements
to the TEFRA option enrollment and renewal processes, including but not limited to revisions
to, or the development of, application and renewal paperwork specific to the TEFRA option;
possible technology solutions; and county processes.
new text end

new text begin (d) The stakeholder group must include representatives from the Department of Human
Services Health Care Division, MNsure, representatives from at least two counties in the
metropolitan area and from at least one county in greater Minnesota, the Arc Minnesota,
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, the Autism Society of Minnesota, Proof Alliance,
the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, and other interested stakeholders
as identified by the commissioner of human services.
new text end

new text begin (e) The stakeholder group shall submit a report of the group's recommended
improvements and any associated costs to the commissioner by December 31, 2020. The
group shall also provide copies of the report to each stakeholder group member. The
commissioner shall provide a copy of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over medical assistance.
new text end