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SF 250

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 01/23/2015 08:20am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; providing payment rate increases for certain nursing
facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.434, by adding a


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.434, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4i. new text end

new text begin Rate increases for certain facilities in Otter Tail, Rock, Pipestone, and
Nobles Counties.
new text end

new text begin Effective October 1, 2015, operating payment rates of three nursing
facilities located in Otter Tail County, one licensed for 107 beds, one licensed for 105 beds,
and one licensed for 55 beds; two nursing facilities located in Rock County, one licensed
for 51 beds and one licensed for 50 beds; two nursing facilities located in Pipestone
County, one licensed for 94 beds and one licensed for 56 beds; and one nursing facility
located in Nobles County, licensed for 30 beds; all as of December 31, 2014, that are
reimbursed under this section, section 256B.441, or any other section, shall be increased
to be equal, for a RUGS rate with a weight of 1.00, to the peer group one median rate for
the same RUGS weight. The percentage of the operating payment rate for each facility
to be case-mix adjusted shall be equal to the percentage that is case-mix adjusted in that
facility's September 30, 2015, operating payment rate. In addition, any payments made to
an employee's retirement account, limited to the contributions that public employers make
under the Public Employees Retirement Association and calculated as costs divided by
resident days, shall be included in the external fixed portion of the rate calculated under
section 256B.441, subdivision 53. All payment limits for these facilities shall be equal
to the payment limits for facilities in peer group one. If there are future changes to the
payment system for nursing homes, these eight facilities shall be considered part of peer
group one or Hennepin County for the purposes of any payment limits and the inclusion of
retirement costs in the external fixed portion of the rate shall continue. This subdivision
shall only apply to an individual facility if it results in a rate increase for that facility.
new text end