language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to human services; modifying criteria for community medical response emergency medical technician services;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 60a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Medical assistance covers services provided by a communitynew text beginnew text end emergency medical technician (CEMT) who is certified under section 144E.275, subdivision 7, when the services are provided in accordance with this subdivision.
(b) A CEMT may provide a deleted text beginposthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginnew text end visitnew text beginnew text end when ordered by a treating physician. The deleted text beginposthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginnew text end visit includes:
(1) verbal or visual reminders of discharge orders;
(2) recording and reporting of vital signs to the patient's primary care provider;
(3) medication access confirmation;
(4) food access confirmation; and
(5) identification of home hazards.
(c) An individual who has repeat ambulance calls due to fallsdeleted text begin, has been discharged from a nursing home,deleted text end or has been identified by the individual's primary care provider as at risk for nursing home placement, may receive a safety evaluation visit from a CEMT when ordered by a primary care provider in accordance with the individual's care plan. A safety evaluation visit includes:
(1) medication access confirmation;
(2) food access confirmation; and
(3) identification of home hazards.
(d) A CEMT shall be paid at $9.75 per 15-minute increment. A safety evaluation visit may not be billed for the same day as a deleted text beginposthospital dischargedeleted text end new text beginnew text end visit for the same individual.
Presented to the governor May 11, 2017
Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes