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SF 494

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/04/2019 02:19pm

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; directing commissioner of human services to develop
medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content; establishing stakeholder group on
the medical assistance TEFRA option; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginDIRECTION TO COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES; TEFRA
OPTION IMPROVEMENT MEASURES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the Minnesota Eligibility
System Executive Steering Committee, shall, using existing appropriations, develop content
to be included on the MNsure website explaining the TEFRA option under medical assistance
for applicants who indicate during the online application process that a child in the family
has a disability. The online content shall include a notification informing applicants that
the child with a disability may be eligible for medical assistance under the TEFRA option
even if the applicant does not qualify for medical assistance based on income. The notification
shall be displayed when the applicant is informed that the applicant is ineligible for medical
assistance based on the applicant's income.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall develop a cover letter explaining the TEFRA option under
medical assistance, as well as the application and renewal process, to be disseminated with
the DHS-6696A form to applicants who may qualify for medical assistance under the TEFRA
option. The commissioner shall provide the content and the form to the executive director
of MNsure for inclusion on the MNsure website.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall convene a stakeholder group that shall consider improvements
to the TEFRA option enrollment and renewal processes, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) a web-based TEFRA option application process;
new text end

new text begin (2) a web-based TEFRA option renewal process;
new text end

new text begin (3) revisions to the DHS-6696A form, or the development of enrollment and renewal
paperwork specific to the TEFRA option; and
new text end

new text begin (4) education and training for lead agency staff statewide to improve understanding of
the TEFRA option enrollment and renewal processes and procedures.
new text end

new text begin (d) The stakeholder group must include representatives from the Department of Human
Services Health Care Division, MNsure, the Arc Minnesota, Gillette Children's Specialty
Healthcare, the Autism Society of Minnesota, Proof Alliance, the Minnesota Consortium
for Citizens with Disabilities, and other interested stakeholders as identified by the
commissioner of human services.
new text end

new text begin (e) The stakeholder group shall submit a report of the group's recommended
improvements and any associated costs to the commissioner by December 31, 2020. The
group shall also provide copies of the report to each stakeholder group member. The
commissioner shall provide a copy of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over medical assistance.
new text end