as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/08/2021 02:25pm
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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying certain health indicator reports; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 62U.10, subdivisions 6, 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 62U.10, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
deleted text beginBeginning February 15, 2016, and each February
15 thereafter,deleted text end The commissioner of health shall new text beginnew text endreport the projected impact on
spending from specified health indicators related to various preventable illnesses and death.
The impacts shall be reported over a ten-year time frame using a baseline forecast of private
and public health care and long-term care spending for residents of this state, beginning
with calendar year 2009 projected estimates of costs, and updated deleted text beginannuallydeleted text end new text beginnew text endfor
each of the following health indicators:
(1) costs related to rates of obesity, including obesity-related cancers, coronary heart
disease, stroke, and arthritis;
(2) deleted text begincosts related to the utilization of tobacco products;
deleted text end
deleted text begin (3)deleted text end costs related to hypertension;
deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text beginnew text endcosts related to diabetes or prediabetes; and
deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text beginnew text endcosts related to dementia and chronic disease among an elderly population over
60, including additional long-term care costs.
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 62U.10, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
(a) deleted text beginBeginning November 1,
2016, and each November 1 thereafterdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end, the
commissioner of health shall determine the actual total private and public health care and
long-term care spending for Minnesota residents related to each health indicator projected
in subdivision 6 for the most recent calendar year available. The commissioner shall
determine the difference between the projected and actual spending for each health indicator
and for each year, and determine the savings attributable to changes in these health indicators.
The assumptions and research methods used to calculate actual spending must be determined
to be appropriate by an independent actuarial consultant. If the actual spending is less than
the projected spending, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioners of human
services and management and budget, shall use the proportion of spending for
state-administered health care programs to total private and public health care spending for
each health indicator for the calendar year two years before the current calendar year to
determine the percentage of the calculated aggregate savings amount accruing to
state-administered health care programs.
(b) The commissioner may use the data submitted under section 62U.04, subdivisions
4 and 5, to complete the activities required under this section, but may only report publicly
on regional data aggregated to granularity of 25,000 lives or greater for this purpose.