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CHAPTER 322-S.F.No. 3055 An act relating to health plans; regulating contract stacking; providing a remedy; expanding the scope of provisions regulating network shadow contracting; requiring the commissioner of health to study the impact of regulating shadow contracting; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62Q.74, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62Q.74, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given. (b) "Category of coverage" means one of the following types of health-related coverage: (1) health; (2) no-fault automobile medical benefits; or (3) workers' compensation medical benefits. (c) "Health care provider" or "provider"
has the meaning given in section 148.01means an individual licensed, registered, or regulated by the board of medical practice under chapter 147, a chiropractor licensed under sections 148.01 to 148.106, a dentist licensed under chapter 150A, or a hospital licensed under chapter 144. (d) "Network organization" means a preferred provider organization as defined in section 145.61, subdivision 4c; a managed care organization as defined in section 62Q.01, subdivision 5; or other entity that uses or consists of a network of health care providers ; but does not include a nonprofit health service plan corporation operating under chapter 62C or its affiliates. Sec. 2. [PREMIUM COST STUDY.] The commissioner of health, in cooperation with other state agencies, shall determine whether the implementation of Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.74, increased premium costs for health-related coverage, and if so, by how much. The commissioner shall also determine whether the implementation of Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.74, has limited the ability of employers to purchase managed care plans. The commissioner shall report the findings to the legislature by January 15, 2002. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective for contracts entered into or renewed after August 1, 2000. Presented to the governor March 31, 2000 Signed by the governor April 4, 2000, 3:30 p.m.