144.565 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING FACILITIES.
Subdivision 1. Utilization and services data; economic and financial interests.
commissioner shall require diagnostic imaging facilities to annually report to the commissioner,
in the form and manner specified by the commissioner:
(1) utilization data for each health plan company and each public program, including
workers' compensation, as follows:
(i) the number of computerized tomography (CT) procedures performed;
(ii) the number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures performed; and
(iii) the number of positron emission tomography (PET) procedures performed; and
(2) the names of all individuals with a financial or economic interest in the facility.
Subd. 2. Commissioner's right to inspect records.
If the report is not filed or the
commissioner of health has reason to believe the report is incomplete or false, the commissioner
shall have the right to inspect diagnostic imaging facility books, audits, and records.
Subd. 3. Separate reports.
For a diagnostic imaging facility that is not attached or not
contiguous to a hospital or a hospital affiliate, the commissioner shall require the information
in subdivision 1 be reported separately for each detached diagnostic imaging facility as part of
the report required under section
. If any entity owns more than one diagnostic imaging
facility, that entity must report by individual facility.
Subd. 4. Definitions.
For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
(a) "Diagnostic imaging facility" means a health care facility that provides diagnostic
imaging services through the use of ionizing radiation or other imaging technique including,
but not limited to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scan
on a freestanding or mobile basis.
(b) "Financial or economic interest" means a direct or indirect:
(1) equity or debt security issued by an entity, including, but not limited to, shares of stock
in a corporation, membership in a limited liability company, beneficial interest in a trust, units
or other interests in a partnership, bonds, debentures, notes or other equity interests or debt
instruments, or any contractual arrangements;
(2) membership, proprietary interest, or co-ownership with an individual, group, or
organization to which patients, clients, or customers are referred to; or
(3) employer-employee or independent contractor relationship, including, but not limited
to, those that may occur in a limited partnership, profit-sharing arrangement, or other similar
arrangement with any facility to which patients are referred, including any compensation between
a facility and a health care provider, the group practice of which the provider is a member or
employee or a related party with respect to any of them.
(c) "Freestanding" means a diagnostic imaging facility that is not located within a:
(2) location licensed as a hospital; or
(3) physician's office or clinic where the professional practice of medicine by licensed
physicians is the primary purpose and not the provision of ancillary services such as diagnostic
(d) "Mobile" means a diagnostic imaging facility that is transported to various sites not
including movement within a hospital or a physician's office or clinic.
History: 2004 c 198 s 9