Subdivision 1. Authority. The commissioner shall establish, by rule, procedures for determining rates for care of residents of nursing facilities which qualify as vendors of medical assistance, and for implementing the provisions of this section and sections 256B.421, 256B.431, 256B.432, 256B.433, 256B.47, 256B.48, 256B.50, and 256B.502. The procedures shall specify the costs that are allowable for establishing payment rates through medical assistance.
Subd. 2. Federal requirements. If any provision of this section and sections 256B.421, 256B.431, 256B.432, 256B.433, 256B.47, 256B.48, 256B.50, and 256B.502, is determined by the United States government to be in conflict with existing or future requirements of the United States government with respect to federal participation in medical assistance, the federal requirements shall prevail.
Subd. 3. Payment rates. Payment rates paid to any nursing facility receiving medical assistance payments must be those rates established pursuant to this chapter and rules adopted under it.