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HF 106

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 12:16pm

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; modifying criteria for community medical response
emergency medical technician services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
256B.0625, subdivision 60a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 60a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 60a.

Community new text beginmedical response new text endemergency medical technician services.

(a) Medical assistance covers services provided by a communitynew text begin medical responsenew text end emergency
medical technician (CEMT) who is certified under section 144E.275, subdivision 7, when
the services are provided in accordance with this subdivision.

(b) A CEMT may provide a deleted text beginposthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginpostdischargenew text end visitnew text begin, after discharge
from a hospital or skilled nursing facility,
new text end when ordered by a treating physician. The
deleted text begin posthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginpostdischargenew text end visit includes:

(1) verbal or visual reminders of discharge orders;

(2) recording and reporting of vital signs to the patient's primary care provider;

(3) medication access confirmation;

(4) food access confirmation; and

(5) identification of home hazards.

(c) An individual who has repeat ambulance calls due to fallsdeleted text begin, has been discharged from
a nursing home,
deleted text end or has been identified by the individual's primary care provider as at risk
for nursing home placement, may receive a safety evaluation visit from a CEMT when
ordered by a primary care provider in accordance with the individual's care plan. A safety
evaluation visit includes:

(1) medication access confirmation;

(2) food access confirmation; and

(3) identification of home hazards.

(d) A CEMT shall be paid at $9.75 per 15-minute increment. A safety evaluation visit
may not be billed for the same day as a deleted text beginposthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginpostdischargenew text end visit for the
same individual.