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HF 647

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:49pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health care; requiring care coordination before a child with a complex
medical condition is discharged from a hospital; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 144.586, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.586, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Care coordination. new text end

new text begin (a) This subdivision applies to hospital discharges involving
a child with a high-cost medical or chronic condition who needs post-hospital continuing
aftercare, including but not limited to home health care services, post-hospital extended
care services, or outpatient services for follow-up or ancillary care, or is at risk of recurrent
hospitalization or emergency room services due to a medical or chronic condition.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to complying with the discharge planning requirements in subdivision
2, the hospital must ensure that the following conditions and arrangements are met before
discharging any patient as described in paragraph (a):
new text end

new text begin (1) the patient's primary care provider and health carrier or managed care organization
if the patient is enrolled in medical assistance must be notified of the patient's date of
discharge and a copy of the patient's discharge plan and aftercare needs must be provided,
including any necessary medical information release forms;
new text end

new text begin (2) the appropriate arrangements for home health care or post-hospital extended care
services must be made and the initial services as indicated on the discharge plan must be
scheduled; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if the patient is eligible for care coordination services through a health plan or health
certified medical home, connections are made with the appropriate care coordinator.
new text end