as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/16/2017 02:24pm
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying coverage of chiropractic services under
medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625,
subdivision 8e; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0245.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 8e, is amended to
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year unless prior authorization of a greater number of visits is obtained.
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Repealed Minnesota Rule: 17-3153
The following terms used in this part have the meanings given them.
"Chiropractic service" means a medically necessary health service provided by a chiropractor.
Medical assistance payment for chiropractic service is limited to medically necessary manual manipulation of the spine for treatment of incomplete or partial dislocations and the x-rays that are needed to support a diagnosis of subluxation.
Payment for manual manipulations of the spine of a recipient is limited to six manipulations per month and 24 manipulations per year unless prior authorization of a greater number of manipulations is obtained.
Payment for x-rays is limited to radiological examinations of the full spine; the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral areas of the spine; the pelvis; and the sacroiliac joints.
The following chiropractic services are not eligible for payment under the medical assistance program:
treatment for a neurogenic or congenital condition that is not related to a diagnosis of subluxation;
medical supplies or equipment supplied or prescribed by a chiropractor; and
x-rays not listed in subpart 2.