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SF 4261

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 04:21pm

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; establishing a contingent reduction in the county share
for long-term care consultation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 256B.0911, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0911, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Payment for long-term care consultation services.

(a) Until September 30,
2013, payment for long-term care consultation face-to-face assessment shall be made as
described in this subdivision.

(b) The total payment for each county must be paid monthly by certified nursing facilities
in the county. The monthly amount to be paid by each nursing facility for each fiscal year
must be determined by dividing the county's annual allocation for long-term care consultation
services by 12 to determine the monthly payment and allocating the monthly payment to
each nursing facility based on the number of licensed beds in the nursing facility. Payments
to counties in which there is no certified nursing facility must be made by increasing the
payment rate of the two facilities located nearest to the county seat.

(c) The commissioner shall include the total annual payment determined under paragraph
(b) for each nursing facility reimbursed under section 256B.431 or 256B.434 or chapter

(d) In the event of the layaway, delicensure and decertification, or removal from layaway
of 25 percent or more of the beds in a facility, the commissioner may adjust the per diem
payment amount in paragraph (c) and may adjust the monthly payment amount in paragraph
(b). The effective date of an adjustment made under this paragraph shall be on or after the
first day of the month following the effective date of the layaway, delicensure and
decertification, or removal from layaway.

(e) Payments for long-term care consultation services are available to the county or
counties to cover staff salaries and expenses to provide the services described in subdivision
1a. The county shall employ, or contract with other agencies to employ, within the limits
of available funding, sufficient personnel to provide long-term care consultation services
while meeting the state's long-term care outcomes and objectives as defined in subdivision
1. The county shall be accountable for meeting local objectives as approved by the
commissioner in the biennial home and community-based services quality assurance plan
on a form provided by the commissioner.

(f) Notwithstanding section 256B.0641, overpayments attributable to payment of the
screening costs under the medical assistance program may not be recovered from a facility.

(g) The commissioner of human services shall amend the Minnesota medical assistance
plan to include reimbursement for the local consultation teams.

(h) Until the alternative payment methodology in paragraph (i) is implemented, the
county may bill, as case management services, assessments, support planning, and
follow-along provided to persons determined to be eligible for case management under
Minnesota health care programs. No individual or family member shall be charged for an
initial assessment or initial support plan development provided under subdivision 3a or 3b.

(i) The commissioner shall develop an alternative payment methodology, effective on
October 1, 2013, for long-term care consultation services that includes the funding available
under this subdivision, and for assessments authorized under sections 256B.092 and
256B.0659. In developing the new payment methodology, the commissioner shall consider
the maximization of other funding sources, including federal administrative reimbursement
through federal financial participation funding, for all long-term care consultation activity.
The alternative payment methodology shall include the use of the appropriate time studies
and the state financing of nonfederal share as part of the state's medical assistance program.
deleted text begin Between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, the state shall pay 84.3 percent of the nonfederal
share as reimbursement to the counties.
deleted text end Beginning July 1, 2019, the deleted text beginstatedeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end
shall pay 81.9 percent of the nonfederal share as reimbursement to the counties.

new text begin (j) Beginning January 1, 2021, and every six months thereafter until MnCHOICES 2.0
is fully implemented, the commissioner shall increase by three percent the percentage of
the nonfederal share paid to counties as reimbursement for services and assessments described
in paragraph (i). The increase in the state share of the nonfederal share required under this
paragraph must not be included in the forecast for medical assistance. Each fiscal year, the
commissioner shall transfer from the existing central office community support budget
activity to the medical assistance budget activity the amount equal to the increase in the
state share of the nonfederal share required under this paragraph.
new text end