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 community 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 posthospital discharge visit when ordered by a treating physician. The posthospital discharge 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 falls, has been discharged from a nursing home, 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 posthospital discharge visit for the same individual.
Presented to the governor May 11, 2017
Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.