1st Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to health; modifying content and format 1.3 requirements for Minnesota uniform health care 1.4 identification cards; requiring uniform prescription 1.5 drug information to be included on cards; establishing 1.6 requirements for issuance of cards; amending Minnesota 1.7 Statutes 2000, section 62J.60. 1.8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.9 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62J.60, is 1.10 amended to read: 1.11 62J.60 [STANDARDS FOR THE MINNESOTA UNIFORM HEALTH CARE 1.12 IDENTIFICATION CARD.] 1.13 Subdivision 1. [MINNESOTA UNIFORM HEALTH CARE 1.14 IDENTIFICATION CARD.] All individuals with health care coverage 1.15 shall be issued Minnesota uniform health care identification 1.16 cards by group purchasers as of January 1, 1998, unless the 1.17 requirements of section 62A.01, subdivisions 2 and 3, are 1.18 met. If a health benefit plan issued by a group purchaser 1.19 provides coverage for prescription drugs, the group purchaser 1.20 shall include uniform prescription drug information on the 1.21 uniform health care identification card issued to its enrollees 1.22 on or after July 1, 2003. Nothing in this section requires a 1.23 group purchaser to issue a separate card containing uniform 1.24 prescription drug information, provided that the Minnesota 1.25 uniform health care identification card can accommodate the 1.26 information necessary to process prescription drug claims as 2.1 required by this section. The Minnesota uniform health care 2.2 identification cards shall comply with the standards prescribed 2.3 in this section. 2.4 Subd. 1a. [DEFINITION; HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN.] For purposes 2.5 of this section, "health benefit plan" means a policy, contract, 2.6 or certificate offered, sold, issued, or renewed by a group 2.7 purchaser for the coverage of medical and hospital benefits. A 2.8 health benefit plan does not include coverage that is: 2.9 (1) limited to disability or income protection coverage; 2.10 (2) automobile or homeowners medical payment coverage; 2.11 (3) liability insurance or supplemental to liability 2.12 insurance; 2.13 (4) accident-only coverage; 2.14 (5) credit accident and health insurance issued under 2.15 chapter 62B; 2.16 (6) designed solely to provide dental or vision care; 2.17 (7) designed solely to provide coverage for a specified 2.18 disease or illness; 2.19 (8) coverage under which benefits are payable with or 2.20 without regard to fault and that is statutorily required to be 2.21 contained in any liability insurance policy or equivalent 2.22 self-insurance; or 2.23 (9) hospital income or indemnity. 2.24 Subd. 2. [GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS.] (a) The Minnesota 2.25 uniform health care identification card must be a preprinted 2.26 card constructed of plastic, paper, or any other medium that 2.27 conforms with ANSI and ISO 7810 physical characteristics 2.28 standards. The card dimensions must also conform to ANSI and 2.29 ISO 7810 physical characteristics standard. The use of a 2.30 signature panel is optional. The uniform prescription drug 2.31 information contained on the card must conform with the format 2.32 adopted by the NCPDP and, except as provided in subdivision 3, 2.33 must include all of the fields required to submit a claim in 2.34 conformance with the most recent pharmacy identification card 2.35 implementation guide produced by the NCPDP. All information 2.36 required to submit a prescription drug claim, exclusive of 3.1 information provided on a prescription that is required by law, 3.2 must be included on the card in a clear, readable, and 3.3 understandable manner. If a health benefit plan requires a 3.4 conditional or situational field, as defined by the NCPDP, the 3.5 conditional or situational field must conform to the most recent 3.6 pharmacy information card implementation guide produced by the 3.7 NCPDP. 3.8 (b) The Minnesota uniform health care identification card 3.9 must have an essential information window
inon the front side 3.10 with the following data elements left justified in the following 3.11 top to bottom sequence: card issuer name, claim submission3.12 electronic transaction routing information, card issuer 3.13 identification number, cardholder (insured) identification 3.14 number, and cardholder (insured) identification name. No 3.15 optional data may be interspersed between these data elements. 3.16 The window must be left justified. 3.17 (c) Standardized labels are required next to human readable 3.18 data elements and must come before the human readable data 3.19 elements. The card issuer may decide the location of the3.20 standardized label relative to the data element.3.21 Subd. 2a. [ISSUANCE.] A new Minnesota uniform health care 3.22 identification card must be issued to individuals upon 3.23 enrollment. A new card must be issued upon any change in an 3.24 individual's health care coverage that impacts the content or 3.25 format of the data included on the card or no later than 24 3.26 months after adoption of any change in the NCPDP implementation 3.27 guide or successor document that affects the content or format 3.28 of the data included on the card. Newly issued cards must 3.29 conform to the adopted NCPDP standards in effect at the time of 3.30 issuance and to the implementation guide in use at the time of 3.31 issuance. Stickers or other methodologies may be used to update 3.32 cards temporarily. 3.33 Subd. 3. [HUMAN READABLE DATA ELEMENTS.] (a) The following 3.34 are the minimum human readable data elements that must be 3.35 present on the front side of the Minnesota uniform health care 3.36 identification card: 4.1 (1) card issuer name or logo, which is the name or logo 4.2 that identifies the card issuer. The card issuer name or logo 4.3 may be the card's front backgroundbe located at the top of the 4.4 card. No standard label is required for this data element; 4.5 (2) claim submissioncomplete electronic transaction 4.6 routing information including, at a minimum, the international 4.7 identification number. The standardized label of this data 4.8 element is "RxBIN." Processor control numbers and group numbers 4.9 are required if needed to electronically process a prescription 4.10 drug claim. The standardized label for the process control 4.11 numbers data element is "RxPCN" and the standardized label for 4.12 the group numbers data element is "RxGrp," except that if the 4.13 group number data element is a universal element to be used by 4.14 all health care providers the standardized label may be "Grp." 4.15 To conserve vertical space on the card, the international 4.16 identification number and the processor control number may be 4.17 printed on the same line; 4.18 (3) card issuer identification number. The standardized 4.19 label for this element is " Clm Subm #Issuer"; 4.20 (3)(4) cardholder (insured) identification number, which 4.21 is the unique identification number of the individual card 4.22 holder established and defined under this section. The 4.23 standardized label for the data element is "ID"; 4.24 (4)(5) cardholder (insured) identification name, which is 4.25 the name of the individual card holder. The identification name 4.26 must be formatted as follows: first name, space, optional 4.27 middle initial, space, last name, optional space and name 4.28 suffix. The standardized label for this data element is "Name"; 4.29 (5) account number(s), which is any other number, such as a4.30 group number, if required for part of the identification or4.31 claims process. The standardized label for this data element is4.32 "Account";4.33 (6) care type, which is the description of the group 4.34 purchaser's plan product under which the beneficiary is 4.35 covered. The description shall include the health plan company 4.36 name and the plan or product name. The standardized label for 5.1 this data element is "Care Type"; 5.2 (7) service type, which is the description of coverage 5.3 provided such as hospital, dental, vision, prescription, or 5.4 mental health. The standard label for this data element is "Svc 5.5 Type"; and 5.6 (8) provider/clinic name, which is the name of the primary 5.7 care clinic the card holder is assigned to by the health plan 5.8 company. The standard label for this field is "PCP." This 5.9 information is mandatory only if the health plan company assigns 5.10 a specific primary care provider to the card holder. 5.11 (b) The following human readable data elements shall be 5.12 present on the back side of the Minnesota uniform health care 5.13 identification card. These elements must be left justified, and 5.14 no optional data elements may be interspersed between them: 5.15 (1) claims submission name(s)names and 5.16 address(es)addresses, which are the name(s)names and 5.17 address(es)addresses of the entity or entities to which claims 5.18 should be submitted. If different destinations are required for 5.19 different types of claims, this must be labeled; and5.20 (2) telephone numbers and names that pharmacies and other 5.21 health care providers may call for assistance. These telephone 5.22 numbers and names are required on the back side of the card only 5.23 if one of the contacts listed in clause (3) cannot provide 5.24 pharmacies or other providers with assistance or with the 5.25 telephone numbers and names of contacts for assistance; and 5.26 (3) telephone number(s)numbers and name(s)names; which 5.27 are the telephone number(s)numbers and name(s)names of the 5.28 following contact(s)contacts with a standardized label 5.29 describing the service function as applicable: 5.30 (i) eligibility and benefit information; 5.31 (ii) utilization review; 5.32 (iii) precertification; or 5.33 (iv) customer services. 5.34 (c) The following human readable data elements are 5.35 mandatory on the back side of the Minnesota uniform health care 5.36 identification card for health maintenance organizations: 6.1 (1) emergency care authorization telephone number or 6.2 instruction on how to receive authorization for emergency care. 6.3 There is no standard label required for this information; and 6.4 (2) one of the following: 6.5 (i) telephone number to call to appeal to or file a 6.6 complaint with the commissioner of health; or 6.7 (ii) for persons enrolled under section 256B.69, 256D.03, 6.8 or 256L.12, the telephone number to call to file a complaint 6.9 with the ombudsperson designated by the commissioner of human 6.10 services under section 256B.69 and the address to appeal to the 6.11 commissioner of human services. There is no standard label 6.12 required for this information. 6.13 (d) All human readable data elements not required under 6.14 paragraphs (a) to (c) are optional and may be used at the 6.15 issuer's discretion. 6.16 Subd. 4. [MACHINE READABLE DATA CONTENT.] The 6.17 Minnesota uniform health care identification card may be machine 6.18 readable or nonmachine readable. If the card is machine 6.19 readable, the card must contain a magnetic stripe that conforms 6.20 to ANSI and ISO standards for Tracks 1. 6.21 Subd. 5. [ANNUAL REPORTING; REVIEW BY ADMINISTRATIVE 6.22 UNIFORMITY COMMITTEE.] As part of an annual filing made with the 6.23 commissioner of health or commerce on or after January 1, 2003, 6.24 a group purchaser shall certify compliance with this section and 6.25 shall submit to the commissioner of health or commerce a copy of 6.26 the Minnesota uniform health care identification card used by 6.27 the group purchaser. 6.28 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 6.29 Section 1 is effective January 1, 2003, and applies to 6.30 health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after that date.