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SF 1957

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/10/2021 03:53pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying required frequency of resident reimbursement
classification assessments; funding cost reporting audit activities related to nursing
facility reimbursement; appropriating money to the commissioner of human
services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.0724, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.0724, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Resident assessment schedule.

(a) A facility must conduct and electronically
submit to the commissioner of health MDS assessments that conform with the assessment
schedule defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 483.20, and published
by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, in the Long Term Care Assessment Instrument User's Manual, version
3.0, and subsequent updates when issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The commissioner of health may substitute successor manuals or question and answer
documents published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to replace or supplement the current version
of the manual or document.

(b) The assessments used to determine a case mix classification for reimbursement
include the following:

(1) a new admission new text begincomprehensive new text endassessmentnew text begin, which must have an assessment reference
date (ARD) within 14 calendar days after admission, excluding readmissions
new text end;

(2) an annual new text begincomprehensive new text endassessmentnew text begin,new text end which must have an assessment reference date
(ARD) within 92 days of deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end previous new text beginquarterly review new text endassessment deleted text beginand thedeleted text endnew text begin or anew text end previous
comprehensive assessment;

(3) a significant change in status new text begincomprehensive new text endassessmentnew text begin, whichnew text end must deleted text beginbe completeddeleted text endnew text begin
have an ARD
new text end withinnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text end14 days deleted text beginof the identification ofdeleted text end new text beginafter the facility determines, or should have determined,
that there has been
new text enda significant changenew text begin in the resident's physical or mental conditionnew text end, whether
improvement or decline, and regardless of the amount of time since the last deleted text beginsignificant
change in status
deleted text end new text begincomprehensive new text endassessmentnew text begin or quarterly review assessmentnew text end;new text begin and
new text end

new text begin (ii) seven days of all speech, occupational, and physical therapies ending. The last day
on which speech, occupational, and physical therapy was provided is considered day zero
when determining the assessment reference date for this significant change in status
comprehensive assessment;
new text end

(4) deleted text beginalldeleted text end new text begina new text endquarterly deleted text beginassessmentsdeleted text endnew text begin review assessment, whichnew text end must have an assessment
reference date (ARD) withinnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text end92 days of the ARD of the previous new text beginquarterly review assessment or a previous
comprehensive
new text endassessment;new text begin and
new text end

new text begin (ii) 14 days after isolation for an active infectious disease has ended. The last day of
isolation is considered day zero when determining the assessment reference date for this
quarterly assessment;
new text end

(5) any significant correction to a prior comprehensive assessment, if the assessment
being corrected is the current one being used for RUG classification; and

(6) any significant correction to a prior quarterly new text beginreview new text endassessment, if the assessment
being corrected is the current one being used for RUG classification.

(c) In addition to the assessments listed in paragraph (b), the assessments used to
determine nursing facility level of care include the following:

(1) preadmission screening completed under section 256.975, subdivisions 7a to 7c, by
the Senior LinkAge Line or other organization under contract with the Minnesota Board on
Aging; and

(2) a nursing facility level of care determination as provided for under section 256B.0911,
subdivision 4e
, as part of a face-to-face long-term care consultation assessment completed
under section 256B.0911, by a county, tribe, or managed care organization under contract
with the Department of Human Services.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; IMPROVED FINANCIAL INTEGRITY OF NURSING
FACILITY RATES AND PAYMENTS.
new text end

new text begin $636,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $636,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services to hire additional auditing staff to
improve financial integrity of nursing facility rates and payments, for auditor travel to
conduct audits, and for investigative software.
new text end