125A.74 Medical assistance payments to school districts.
Subdivision 1. Eligibility. A district may enroll as a provider in the medical assistance program and receive medical assistance payments for covered special education services provided to persons eligible for medical assistance under chapter 256B. To receive medical assistance payments, the district must pay the nonfederal share of medical assistance services provided according to section 256B.0625, subdivision 26, and comply with relevant provisions of state and federal statutes and regulations governing the medical assistance program.
Subd. 2. Funding. A district that provides a covered service to an eligible person and complies with relevant requirements of the medical assistance program is entitled to receive payment for the portion of the services that will subsequently be reimbursed by the federal government, in the same manner as other medical assistance providers.
Subd. 3. Contract for services. A district may contract for the provision of medical assistance-covered services, and may contract with a third party agency to assist in administering and billing for these services.
Subd. 4. Private insurers. A district may enroll as a provider for insurance companies to provide covered special education services to eligible persons. To receive payments, the district must comply with relevant state and federal statutes. A district may contract for services, and may contract with a third party agency to assist in administering and billing for these services.
Subd. 5. No reduction in revenue. A district's revenue for special education programs must not be reduced by any payments for medical assistance or insurance received according to this section.