"Nutritional product" means a commercially formulated substance that provides nourishment and affects the nutritive and metabolic processes of the body.
To be eligible for medical assistance payment, a parenteral nutritional product must be prescribed by a physician and must be dispensed as a pharmacy service under part 9505.0340. To be eligible for medical assistance payment, an enteral nutritional product must be prescribed by a physician and supplied by a pharmacy or a medical supplier who has signed a medical supplies agreement with the department.
Except as provided in subparts 4 and 5, an enteral nutritional product must receive prior authorization to be eligible for medical assistance payment.
An enteral nutritional product is a covered service and does not require prior authorization if it is necessary to treat a condition listed in items A to D:
maple syrup urine disease; or
a combined allergy to human milk, cow milk, and soy formula.
An enteral nutritional product provided for a recipient being discharged from a hospital to a residence other than a long-term care facility does not require prior authorization of an initial supply adequate for 30 days or less.
An enteral nutritional product for a recipient in a long-term care facility or hospital is not eligible for payment on a separate claim for payment. Payment must be made according to parts 9500.1090 to 9500.1140, 9549.0010 to 9549.0080, and 9553.0010 to 9553.0080.
MS s 256B.04
12 SR 624
December 2, 2013
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes