language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; requiring accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging services operating in the state;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.1225, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(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 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 physicist;
(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 accreditation by August 1, 2013. Thereafter, all facilities that provide advanced diagnostic imaging services in the state must obtain accreditation prior to commencing operations and must, at all times, maintain accreditation with an accrediting organization as provided in paragraph (a).
Presented to the governor March 14, 2013
Signed by the governor March 15, 2013, 11:10 a.m.