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HF 868

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/16/2015 04:05pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement
rate for critical access mental health services provided by certain providers;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.763.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.763, is amended to read:


256B.763 CRITICAL ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH RATE INCREASE.

(a) For services defined in paragraph (b) and rendered on or after July 1, 2007,
payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent over the rates in effect on January 1,
2006, for:

(1) psychiatrists and advanced practice registered nurses with a psychiatric specialty;

(2) community mental health centers under section 256B.0625, subdivision 5; and

(3) mental health clinics and centers certified under Minnesota Rules, parts
9520.0750 to 9520.0870, or hospital outpatient psychiatric departments that are designated
as essential community providers under section 62Q.19.

(b) This increase applies to group skills training when provided as a component of
children's therapeutic services and support, psychotherapy, medication management,
evaluation and management, diagnostic assessment, explanation of findings, psychological
testing, neuropsychological services, direction of behavioral aides, and inpatient
consultation.

(c) This increase does not apply to rates that are governed by section 256B.0625,
subdivision 30, or 256B.761, paragraph (b), other cost-based rates, rates that are
negotiated with the county, rates that are established by the federal government, or rates
that increased between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2005.

(d) The commissioner shall adjust rates paid to prepaid health plans under contract
with the commissioner to reflect the rate increases provided in paragraphs (a), (e), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (f)new text begin,
and (h)
new text end. The prepaid health plan must pass this rate increase to the providers identified in
paragraphs (a), (e), (f), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (g)new text begin, and (h)new text end.

(e) Payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent over the rates in effect on
December 31, 2007, for:

(1) medication education services provided on or after January 1, 2008, by adult
rehabilitative mental health services providers certified under section 256B.0623; and

(2) mental health behavioral aide services provided on or after January 1, 2008, by
children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section 256B.0943.

(f) For services defined in paragraph (b) and rendered on or after January 1, 2008, by
children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section 256B.0943
and not already included in paragraph (a), payment rates shall be increased by 23.7 percent
over the rates in effect on December 31, 2007.

(g) Payment rates shall be increased by 2.3 percent over the rates in effect on
December 31, 2007, for individual and family skills training provided on or after January
1, 2008, by children's therapeutic services and support providers certified under section
256B.0943.

new text begin (h) Payment rates for services defined in paragraph (b) and rendered by licensed
independent clinical social workers on or after July 1, 2016, shall be increased by 23.7
percent over the rates in effect on January 1, 2015.
new text end