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Subpart 1.

Definition; ambulatory surgical center.

"Ambulatory surgical center" means a facility licensed as an outpatient surgical center under parts 4675.0100 to 4675.2800 and certified under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 416, to provide surgical procedures which do not require overnight inpatient hospital care.

Subp. 2.

Payment limitation; surgical procedures.

Medical assistance payment for surgical procedures performed in an ambulatory surgical center shall not exceed the payment for the same surgical procedure performed in another setting.

Subp. 3.

Payment limitation; items and services.

The items and services listed in items A to G are included in medical assistance payment when they are provided to a recipient by an ambulatory surgical center in connection with a surgical procedure that is a covered service.


Nursing services and other related services of employees who are involved in the recipient's health care.


Use by the recipient of the facilities of the ambulatory surgical center, including operating and recovery rooms, patient preparation areas, waiting rooms, and other areas used by the patient or offered for use by those persons accompanying the recipient in connection with surgical procedures.


Drugs, medical supplies, and equipment commonly furnished by the ambulatory surgical center in connection with surgical procedures. Drugs are limited to those which cannot be self administered.


Diagnostic or therapeutic items and services that are directly related to the provision of a surgical procedure.


Administrative, record keeping, and housekeeping items and services necessary to run the ambulatory surgical center.


Blood, blood plasma, and platelets.


Anesthetics and any materials, whether disposable or reusable, necessary for the administration of the anesthetics.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 256B.04


12 SR 624

Published Electronically:

August 12, 2008

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