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SF 131

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/24/2019 08:51am

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 care; requiring facility fee disclosure; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [62J.824] FACILITY FEE DISCLOSURE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Prior to the delivery of nonemergency services, a provider-based clinic that charges
a facility fee shall provide notice to any patient stating that the clinic is part of a hospital
and the patient may receive a separate charge or billing for the facility component, which
may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each health care facility must post prominently in locations easily accessible to and
visible by patients, including its website, a statement that the provider-based clinic is part
of a hospital and the patient may receive a separate charge or billing for the facility, which
may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.
new text end

new text begin (c) This section does not apply to laboratory services, imaging services, or other ancillary
health services that are provided by staff who are not employed by the health care facility
or clinic.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "facility fee" means any separate charge or billing by a provider-based clinic in
addition to a professional fee for physicians' services that is intended to cover building,
electronic medical records systems, billing, and other administrative and operational
expenses; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "provider-based clinic" means the site of an off-campus clinic or provider office
located at least 250 yards from the main hospital buildings or as determined by the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that is owned by a hospital licensed under chapter 144
or a health system that operates one or more hospitals licensed under chapter 144, and is
primarily engaged in providing diagnostic and therapeutic care, including medical history,
physical examinations, assessment of health status, and treatment monitoring. This definition
does not include clinics that are exclusively providing laboratory, x-ray, testing, therapy,
pharmacy, or educational services and does not include facilities designated as rural health
clinics.
new text end