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HF 2721

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/31/2022 10:37am

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

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Introduction Posted on 01/24/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying community first services and supports
payment rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 256B.851,
subdivisions 3, 4, 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 256B.851, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Payment rates; base wage index.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen initially establishing the base wage
component values, the commissioner must use the Minnesota-specific median wage for the
standard occupational classification (SOC) codes published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
in the edition of the Occupational Handbook available January 1, 2021. The commissioner
must calculate the base wage component values as follows for:

(1) personal care assistance services, CFSS, extended personal care assistance services,
and extended CFSS. The base wage component value equals the median wage for personal
care aide (SOC code 31-1120);

(2) enhanced rate personal care assistance services and enhanced rate CFSS. The base
wage component value equals the product of median wage for personal care aide (SOC
code 31-1120) and the value of the enhanced rate under section 256B.0659, subdivision
17a; and

(3) qualified professional services and CFSS worker training and development. The base
wage component value equals the sum of 70 percent of the median wage for registered nurse
(SOC code 29-1141), 15 percent of the median wage for health care social worker (SOC
code 21-1099), and 15 percent of the median wage for social and human service assistant
(SOC code 21-1093).

new text begin (b) Beginning January 1, 2025, and every two years thereafter, the base wage component
values shall be updated based on the most recently available wage data by SOC code from
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must publish on the department's website the updated base wage
component values.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 256B.851, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Payment rates; total wage index.

(a) The commissioner must multiply the
base wage component values in subdivision 3 by one plus the appropriate competitive
workforce factor. The product is the total wage component value.

(b) For personal care assistance services, CFSS, extended personal care assistance
services, extended CFSS, enhanced rate personal care assistance services, and enhanced
rate CFSS, the initial competitive workforce factor is 4.7 percent.

(c) For qualified professional services and CFSS worker training and development, the
competitive workforce factor is zero percent.

new text begin (d) Beginning August 1, 2024, and every two years thereafter, the competitive workforce
factors in this subdivision must be updated using the most recently available data. Beginning
August 1, 2026, the base wage index updates required in subdivision 3, paragraph (b), must
be completed before the adjustments to the competitive workforce factors. If, after a biennial
adjustment, the competitive workforce factor is less than or equal to zero, the competitive
workforce factor is zero.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 256B.851, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Payment rates; component values.

(a) The commissioner must use the
following component values:

(1) employee vacation, sick, and training factor, 8.71 percent;

(2) employer taxes and workers' compensation factor, 11.56 percent;

(3) employee benefits factor, 12.04 percent;

(4) client programming and supports factor, 2.30 percent;

(5) program plan support factor, 7.00 percent;

(6) general business and administrative expenses factor, 13.25 percent;

(7) program administration expenses factor, 2.90 percent; and

(8) absence and utilization factor, 3.90 percent.

(b) For purposes of implementation, the commissioner shall use the following
implementation components:

(1) personal care assistance services and CFSS: 75.45 percent;

(2) enhanced rate personal care assistance services and enhanced rate CFSS: 75.45
percent; and

(3) qualified professional services and CFSS worker training and development: 75.45
percent.

new text begin (c) Beginning January 1, 2026, and every two years thereafter, the implementation
components under paragraph (b) shall be increased by two percentage points until the value
of each implementation component is 100 percent.
new text end

new text begin (d) Beginning January 1, 2025, and every two years thereafter, the component value in
paragraph (a), clause (4), shall be updated for changes in the Consumer Price Index by the
difference between the most recent update and the data available six months and one day
before the scheduled update.
new text end