A local agency may contract with a county public health nursing service, a community health clinic, a Head Start agency, a community action agency, or a school district for early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment administrative services. Early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment administrative services include outreach; notification; appointment scheduling and transportation; follow-up; and documentation. For purposes of this subpart, "community action agency" means an entity defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.31, subdivision 1, and "school district" means a school district as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.05, subdivisions 5, 10, and 14.
The percent of federal financial participation for salaries, fringe benefits, and travel of skilled professional medical personnel and their supporting staff shall be paid as provided by Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 433.15(b)(5), as amended through October 1, 1986.
State reimbursement for contracts for EPSDT administrative services under this part shall be as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.19, subdivision 1, except for the provisions under subdivision 1 that pertain to a prepaid health plan.
A contract for administrative services must be approved by the local agency and submitted to the department for approval by November 1 of the year before the beginning of the calendar year in which the contract will be effective. A contract must contain items A to L to be approved by the department for reimbursement:
names of the contracting parties;
purpose of the contract;
beginning and ending dates of the contract;
amount of the contract, budget breakdown, and a clause that stipulates that the department's procedures for certifying expenditures will be followed by the local agency;
the method by which the contract may be amended or terminated;
a clause that stipulates that the contract will be renegotiated if federal or state program regulations or federal financial reimbursement regulations change;
a clause that stipulates that the contracting parties will provide program and fiscal records and maintain all nonpublic data required by the contract according to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and will cooperate with state and federal program reviews;
a description of the services contracted for and the agency that will perform them;
methods by which the local agency will monitor and evaluate the contract;
signatures of the representatives of the contracting parties with the authority to obligate the parties by contract and dates of those signatures;
a clause that stipulates that the services provided under contract must be performed by or under the supervision of skilled medical personnel; and
a clause that stipulates that the contracting parties will comply with state and federal requirements for the receipt of medical assistance funds.
13 SR 1150; 16 SR 2518; L 1995 1Sp3 art 16 s 13; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; L 2005 c 98 art 1 s 24
August 12, 2008