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Subpart 1.


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


"Physical impairment" means physical disabilities including those physical disabilities that result in cognitive impairments.


"Rehabilitation agency" means a provider that is certified by Medicare to provide restorative therapy and specialized maintenance therapy as defined in part 9505.0390, subpart 1, items J and K, and to provide social or vocational adjustment services under the Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 405.1702, paragraph h.

Subp. 2.

Covered services.

To be eligible for medical assistance payment, the services specified in items A and B that are provided by a rehabilitation agency must be ordered by a physician, must be related to the recipient's physical impairment, and must be designed to improve or maintain the functional status of a recipient with a physical impairment:


physician services under part 9505.0345; and


rehabilitative and therapeutic services as in part 9505.0390.

Subp. 3.

Eligibility as rehabilitation agency service; required site of service.

To be eligible for medical assistance payment, a rehabilitation agency service must be provided at a site that has been surveyed by the Minnesota Department of Health and certified according to Medicare standards; or at a site that meets the standards of the State Fire Marshal as documented in the provider's records; or at the recipient's residence. If the federal government denies reimbursement for services at non-Medicare certified sites, because the sites are not Medicare certified, then the eligibility for rehabilitation agency services shall be restricted to sites which meet the Medicare certification standards.

Subp. 4.

Social and vocational adjustment service provided by rehabilitation agency.

A social or vocational adjustment service provided by a rehabilitation agency must meet the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 405.1702, must be provided as an unreimbursed adjunct to the covered services specified in subparts 2 and 3, and is not eligible for payment on a fee for service basis.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 256B.04


15 SR 2404

Published Electronically:

August 12, 2008

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