as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/11/2011 09:40am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying medical assistance coverage to include
consultations with psychologists; increasing medical assistance reimbursement
rate for critical access mental health services; amending Minnesota Statutes
2010, sections 256B.0625, subdivision 48; 256B.763.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.0625, subdivision 48, is amended to
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care practitioners, including pediatricians. The need for consultation and the receipt of the
consultation must be documented in the patient record maintained by the primary care
practitioner. If the patient consents, and subject to federal limitations and data privacy
provisions, the consultation may be provided without the patient present.
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.763, is amended to read:
(a) For services defined in paragraph (b) and rendered on or after July 1, 2007,
payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent over the rates in effect on January 1,
(1) psychiatrists and advanced practice registered nurses with a psychiatric specialty;
(2) community mental health centers under section 256B.0625, subdivision 5; and
(3) mental health clinics and centers certified under Minnesota Rules, parts
9520.0750 to 9520.0870, or hospital outpatient psychiatric departments that are designated
as essential community providers under section 62Q.19.
(b) This increase applies to group skills training when provided as a component of
children's therapeutic services and support, psychotherapy, medication management,
evaluation and management, diagnostic assessment, explanation of findings, psychological
testing, neuropsychological services, direction of behavioral aides, and inpatient
(c) This increase does not apply to rates that are governed by section 256B.0625,
subdivision 30, or 256B.761, paragraph (b), other cost-based rates, rates that are
negotiated with the county, rates that are established by the federal government, or rates
that increased between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2005.
(d) The commissioner shall adjust rates paid to prepaid health plans under contract
with the commissioner to reflect the rate increases provided in paragraphs (a), (e), and
(f). The prepaid health plan must pass this rate increase to the providers identified in
paragraphs (a), (e), (f), and (g).
(e) Payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent over the rates in effect on
December 31, 2007, for:
(1) medication education services provided on or after January 1, 2008, by adult
rehabilitative mental health services providers certified under section 256B.0623; and
(2) mental health behavioral aide services provided on or after January 1, 2008, by
children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section 256B.0943.
(f) For services defined in paragraph (b) and rendered on or after January 1, 2008, by
children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section 256B.0943
and not already included in paragraph (a), payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent
over the rates in effect on December 31, 2007.
(g) Payment rates shall be increased by 2.3 percent over the rates in effect on
December 31, 2007, for individual and family skills training provided on or after January
1, 2008, by children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section
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