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SF 1239

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; providing a hospital outpatient services rate increase
for a certain hospital; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 256B.75.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256B.75, is amended to read:


256B.75 HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT.

(a) For outpatient hospital facility fee payments for services rendered on or after
October 1, 1992, the commissioner of human services shall pay the lower of (1) submitted
charge, or (2) 32 percent above the rate in effect on June 30, 1992, except for those
services for which there is a federal maximum allowable payment. Effective for services
rendered on or after January 1, 2000, payment rates for nonsurgical outpatient hospital
facility fees and emergency room facility fees shall be increased by eight percent over the
rates in effect on December 31, 1999, except for those services for which there is a federal
maximum allowable payment. Services for which there is a federal maximum allowable
payment shall be paid at the lower of (1) submitted charge, or (2) the federal maximum
allowable payment. Total aggregate payment for outpatient hospital facility fee services
shall not exceed the Medicare upper limit. If it is determined that a provision of this
section conflicts with existing or future requirements of the United States government with
respect to federal financial participation in medical assistance, the federal requirements
prevail. The commissioner may, in the aggregate, prospectively reduce payment rates to
avoid reduced federal financial participation resulting from rates that are in excess of
the Medicare upper limitations.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), payment for outpatient, emergency, and
ambulatory surgery hospital facility fee services for critical access hospitals designated
under section 144.1483, clause (10), shall be paid on a cost-based payment system that is
based on the cost-finding methods and allowable costs of the Medicare program.new text begin Effective
for services provided on or after July 1, 2007, a children's hospital that was formerly
a state hospital must be paid for the services in this paragraph using the methodology
established for critical access hospitals at a rate equal to fee-for-service rates plus 93
percent, as limited by allowable costs.
new text end

(c) Effective for services provided on or after July 1, 2003, rates that are based
on the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system shall be replaced by a budget
neutral prospective payment system that is derived using medical assistance data. The
commissioner shall provide a proposal to the 2003 legislature to define and implement
this provision.

(d) For fee-for-service services provided on or after July 1, 2002, the total payment,
before third-party liability and spenddown, made to hospitals for outpatient hospital
facility services is reduced by .5 percent from the current statutory rate.

(e) In addition to the reduction in paragraph (d), the total payment for fee-for-service
services provided on or after July 1, 2003, made to hospitals for outpatient hospital
facility services before third-party liability and spenddown, is reduced five percent from
the current statutory rates. Facilities defined under section 256.969, subdivision 16, are
excluded from this paragraph.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human services
for the biennium beginning July 1, 2007, for the purposes of section 1.
new text end