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HF 1649

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2017 12:44pm

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing an electronic service delivery
documentation system; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginELECTRONIC SERVICE DELIVERY DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Documentation; establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services
shall establish implementation requirements and standards for an electronic service delivery
documentation system to comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, Public Law 114-255.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the terms in this subdivision have
the meanings given them.
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new text begin (b) "Electronic service delivery documentation" means the electronic documentation of
the:
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new text begin (1) type of service performed;
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new text begin (2) individual receiving the service;
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new text begin (3) date of the service;
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new text begin (4) location of the service delivery;
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new text begin (5) individual providing the service; and
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new text begin (6) time the service begins and ends.
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new text begin (c) "Electronic service delivery documentation system" means a system that provides
electronic service delivery documentation that complies with the 21st Century Cures Act,
Public Law 114-255, and the requirements of subdivision 3.
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new text begin (d) "Service" means one of the following:
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new text begin (1) personal care assistance services as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625,
subdivision 19a, and provided according to Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0659; or
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new text begin (2) community first services and supports under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.85.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) In developing implementation requirements for an electronic
service delivery documentation system, the commissioner shall consider electronic visit
verification systems and other electronic service delivery documentation methods. The
commissioner shall convene stakeholders that will be impacted by an electronic service
delivery system, including service providers and their representatives, service recipients
and their representatives, and, as appropriate, those with expertise in the development and
operation of an electronic service delivery documentation system, to ensure that the
requirements:
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new text begin (1) are minimally administratively and financially burdensome to a provider;
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new text begin (2) are minimally burdensome to the service recipient and the least disruptive to the
service recipient in receiving and maintaining allowed services;
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new text begin (3) consider existing best practices and use of electronic service delivery documentation;
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new text begin (4) are conducted according to all state and federal laws;
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new text begin (5) are effective methods for preventing fraud when balanced against the requirements
of clauses (1) and (2); and
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new text begin (6) are consistent with the Department of Human Services' policies related to covered
services, flexibility of service use, and quality assurance.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall make training available to providers on the electronic service
delivery documentation system requirements.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall establish baseline measurements related to preventing fraud
and establish measures to determine the effect of electronic service delivery documentation
requirements on program integrity.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall submit a report by January 15,
2018, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over human services with recommendations, based on the requirements of
subdivision 3, to establish electronic service delivery documentation system requirements
and standards. The report shall identify:
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new text begin (1) the essential elements necessary to operationalize a base-level electronic service
delivery documentation system to be implemented by January 1, 2019; and
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new text begin (2) enhancements to the base-level electronic service delivery documentation system to
be implemented by January 1, 2019, or after, with projected operational costs and the costs
and benefits for system enhancements.
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new text begin (b) The report must also identify current regulations on service providers that are either
inefficient, minimally effective, or will be unnecessary with the implementation of an
electronic service delivery documentation system.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF AN
ELECTRONIC SERVICE DELIVERY DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM.
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new text begin $115,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $115,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services for the development and implementation
of an electronic service delivery documentation system. This appropriation is onetime and
is not added to the base.
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