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HF 3544

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/09/2010 10:21am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; reducing state health care program payment rates
to managed care plans; increasing state health care program fee-for-service
payment rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.69, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.69, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 5k. new text end

new text begin Payment reduction. new text end

new text begin For services rendered on or after January 1, 2011,
the total payment made to managed care plans for providing covered services under
the medical assistance, general assistance medical care, and MinnesotaCare programs
is reduced by one percent from their current statutory rates. This provision excludes
payments for nursing home services, home and community-based waivers, payments to
demonstration projects for persons with disabilities, and mental health services added as
covered benefits after December 31, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [256B.767] FEE-FOR-SERVICE PAYMENT INCREASE.
new text end

new text begin Effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2011, the commissioner shall
increase fee-for-service payment rates by seven percent for physician and professional
services under section 256B.76, subdivision 1, and basic care services subject to the rate
reduction specified in section 256B.766.
new text end