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HF 582

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/07/2013 03:13pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/14/2013

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging
services operating in the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section
144.1225, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.1225, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Accreditation required.

(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph
(b), advanced diagnostic imaging services eligible for reimbursement from any source,
including, but not limited to, the individual receiving such services and any individual
or group insurance contract, plan, or policy delivered in this state, including, but not
limited to, private health insurance plans, workers' compensation insurance, motor vehicle
insurance, the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP), and other state health
care programs, shall be reimbursed only if the facility at which the service has been
conducted and processed is new text begin licensed pursuant to sections 144.50 to 144.56 or new text end accredited
by one of the following entities:

(i) American College of Radiology (ACR);

(ii) Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC);

(iii) the Joint Commission; or

(iv) other relevant accreditation organization designated by the Secretary of the
United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to United States Code,
title 42, section 1395M.

(2) All accreditation standards recognized under this section must include, but are
not limited to:

(i) provisions establishing qualifications of the physician;

(ii) standards for quality control and routine performance monitoring by a medical

(iii) qualifications of the technologist, including minimum standards of supervised
clinical experience;

(iv) guidelines for personnel and patient safety; and

(v) standards for initial and ongoing quality control using clinical image review
and quantitative testing.

(b) Any facility that performs advanced diagnostic imaging services and is eligible
to receive reimbursement for such services from any source in paragraph (a), clause (1),
must obtain new text begin licensure pursuant to sections 144.50 to 144.56 or new text end accreditationnew text begin pursuant to
paragraph (a)
new text end by August 1, 2013. Thereafter, all facilities that provide advanced diagnostic
imaging services in the state must obtain new text begin licensure or new text end accreditation prior to commencing
operations and must, at all times, maintain new text begin either licensure pursuant to sections 144.50 to
144.56 or
new text end accreditation with an accrediting organization as provided in paragraph (a).