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SF 1156

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/09/2021 03:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health care; increasing medical assistance reimbursement rate for
administration of COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Section 1. new text beginINCREASE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT RATE
FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION ADMINISTRATION.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.76, the medical assistance
reimbursement rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccination is the Medicare rate for
health care professionals who administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a medical assistance
enrollee in accordance with the professional's scope of practice.
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new text begin (b) This section expires on the last day of the calendar quarter in which the federal public
health emergency for COVID-19 ends.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall review all appropriations and transfers
from the general fund in Laws 2020, chapters 66, 70, 71, 74, and 81, to determine whether
those appropriations and transfers are eligible expenditures from the coronavirus relief
federal fund. The commissioner shall designate $98,000 of general fund appropriations and
transfers in Laws 2020, chapters 66, 70, 71, 74, and 81, to be an eligible expenditure from
the coronavirus relief federal fund. The commissioner may designate a portion of an
appropriation or transfer for cancellation. $98,000 of the appropriations and transfers
designated by the commissioner are canceled to the general fund. $98,000 is appropriated
from the coronavirus relief federal fund for the purposes of the original general fund
appropriation. $12,000 in fiscal year 2021 and $86,000 in fiscal year 2022 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for payments for COVID-19
vaccine administration under section 1.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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