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CHAPTER 4765, BASKETS OF CARE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Table of Parts
Part Title
4765.0010 APPLICABILITY.
4765.0020 DEFINITIONS.
4765.0030 DUTIES OF PROVIDERS THAT OFFER STATE-DESIGNATED BASKETS OF CARE.
4765.0040 INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE.

4765.0010 APPLICABILITY.

This chapter applies to all providers and payers that voluntarily enter into an agreement to provide or purchase services under Minnesota Statutes, section 62U.05.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 62U.05; 62U.06

History:

34 SR 1259

Published Electronically:

March 26, 2010

4765.0020 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them in this part.

Subp. 2.

Health care provider.

"Health care provider" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 62U.01, subdivision 10.

Subp. 3.

Payer.

"Payer" means a health plan company as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 62U.01, subdivision 8, an employer, an individual, or a third-party administrator, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 60A.23, subdivision 13.

Subp. 4.

State-designated basket of care; basket.

"State-designated basket of care" or "basket" means a collection of health care services identified in one of the eight appendices, A to H of the State-Designated Baskets of Care: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4765, in part 4765.0040, as incorporated by reference in part 4765.0040. The eight baskets of care are:

A.

asthma care for children: ambulatory care of asthma in children ages five to 18 years;

B.

diabetes: medically uncomplicated type 2 diabetes;

C.

diabetes: prediabetes;

D.

low back pain: acute episode of low back pain;

E.

obstetric care: prenatal care;

F.

preventive care for adults: preventive care assessment, recommendations, and referrals in adults;

G.

preventive care for children ages two years and under; and

H.

total knee replacement.

A collection of services and outcomes may only be identified as a state-designated basket of care if it contains all of the health care services listed in appendices A to H of the State-Designated Baskets of Care: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4765, in part 4765.0040. A collection of services that includes additional services or outcomes not listed in appendices A to H must not be identified as a state-designated basket of care.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 62U.05; 62U.06

History:

34 SR 1259

Published Electronically:

March 26, 2010

4765.0030 DUTIES OF PROVIDERS THAT OFFER STATE-DESIGNATED BASKETS OF CARE.

Subpart 1.

Uniform pricing.

A.

Beginning January 1, 2010, a health care provider or group of providers that has established a price for a state-designated basket of care must not vary the payment amount that the provider accepts as full payment for that basket based upon:

(1)

the identity of the payer;

(2)

a contractual relationship with a payer;

(3)

the identity of the patient; or

(4)

whether the patient has coverage through a group purchaser.

B.

This subpart applies only to state-designated baskets of care provided in Minnesota to Minnesota residents or to non-Minnesota residents who obtain health insurance through a Minnesota employer.

C.

This subpart does not:

(1)

apply to services paid for by Medicare, state public health care programs through fee-for-service or prepaid arrangements, workers' compensation, or no-fault automobile insurance; or

(2)

affect the right of a provider to provide charity care or care for a reduced price due to financial hardship of the patient or due to the patient being a relative or friend of the provider.

Subp. 2.

Registration and reports to commissioner.

A provider or group of providers that offers a state-designated basket of care must register with the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. The registration must include the uniform price for each basket that the provider or group of providers offers, and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of a contact person for each basket. The provider or group of providers must submit this information at least annually or whenever the uniform price changes, whichever occurs first.

Subp. 3.

Baskets of care offered.

A provider or group of providers may offer one or more baskets of care listed in part 4765.0020, subpart 4.

Subp. 4.

Quality reporting.

A provider or group of providers that offers a state-designated basket of care must submit to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee the quality measures as described in appendices A to H of the State-Designated Baskets of Care: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4765, in part 4765.0040, for each basket that it offers. Quality measures must be calculated only for those patients who participate in a basket. Quality measures submitted under this subpart must not include individually identifiable health information on the individuals accessing health care services through the baskets of care. Quality measures must be submitted on the same schedule in chapter 4654, unless otherwise required by appendices A to H.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 62U.05; 62U.06

History:

34 SR 1259

Published Electronically:

March 26, 2010

4765.0040 INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE.

State-Designated Baskets of Care: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4765, issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, March 2010, are incorporated by reference. They are available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system and the Minnesota Department of Health website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthreform/baskets/. They are not subject to frequent change.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 62U.05; 62U.06

History:

34 SR 1259

Published Electronically:

September 7, 2018