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HF 1848

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/02/2017 12:44pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; providing coverage for certain nutritional supplements for persons
with liver or pancreas diseases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
256B.0625, subdivision 32; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 62A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [62A.3095] LIVER AND PANCREAS DISEASE NUTRITIONAL
SUPPLEMENT COVERAGE.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "nutritional supplement" means pancreatic enzymes and
water-miscible forms of vitamins A, D, E, and K.
new text end

new text begin (b) A health plan must provide coverage for all provider recommended nutritional
supplements for enrollees with liver or pancreas diseases.
new text end

new text begin (c) The coverage required by this section is subject to the co-payment, coinsurance,
deductible, and other enrollee cost-sharing requirements that apply to similar types of items
under the policy, plan, certificate, or contract.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, and applies to health
plans issued, offered, or renewed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 32, is amended to read:


Subd. 32.

Nutritional products.

Medical assistance covers nutritional products needed
for nutritional supplementation because solid food or nutrients thereof cannot be properly
absorbed by the body or needed for treatment of phenylketonuria, hyperlysinemia, maple
syrup urine disease, a combined allergy to human milk, cow's milk, and soy formula,
new text begin cholestatic liver disease, pancreatic insufficiency, new text endor any other childhood or adult diseases,
conditions, or disorders identified by the commissioner as requiring a similarly necessary
nutritional product. Nutritional products needed for the treatment of a combined allergy to
human milk, cow's milk, and soy formula require prior authorization. Separate payment
shall not be made for nutritional products for residents of long-term care facilities. Payment
for dietary requirements is a component of the per diem rate paid to these facilities.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end