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HF 592

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/17/2011 10:53am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; authorizing medical assistance reimbursement for
in-reach community-based care coordination in a hospital setting; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.0625, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 55. new text end

new text begin Medical care coordination. new text end

new text begin (a) Medical assistance covers in-reach
community-based care coordination that is performed in a medical care facility as an
eligible procedure under a state healthcare program or private insurance. In-reach
community-based care coordination includes navigating services to address a client's
mental health, chemical health, social, economic, and housing needs, or any other activity
targeted at reducing the incidence of emergency room and other nonmedically necessary
health care utilization.
new text end

new text begin (b) Reimbursement must be made in 15-minute increments under current Medicaid
social work reimbursement methodology. Eligible in-reach care coordinators must hold a
minimum of a bachelor's degree in social work, public health, corrections, or related field.
The commissioner shall submit any necessary application for waivers to the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "in-reach community-based care
coordination" means the practice of a community-based worker with training, knowledge,
skills, and ability to access a continuum of services, including housing, transportation,
chemical and mental health treatment, employment, and peer support services, by working
with an organization's staff to transition an individual back into the individual's living
environment. In-reach community-based care coordination includes working with the
individual during their discharge and for up to a defined amount of time in the individual's
living environment, reducing the individual's need for readmittance.
new text end