256.362 REPORTS AND IMPLEMENTATION.
Subdivision 1. Wellness component.
The commissioners of human services and health shall
recommend to the legislature, by January 1, 1993, methods to incorporate discounts for wellness
factors of up to 25 percent into the MinnesotaCare program premium sliding scale. Beginning
October 1, 1992, the commissioner of human services shall inform MinnesotaCare program
enrollees of the future availability of the wellness discount, and shall encourage enrollees to
incorporate wellness factors into their lifestyles.
Subd. 2. Federal health insurance credit.
By October 1, 1992, the commissioners of
human services and revenue shall apply for any federal waivers or approvals necessary to allow
enrollees in state health care programs to assign the federal health insurance credit component
of the earned income tax credit to the state.
Subd. 3. Coordination of medical assistance and the MinnesotaCare program.
The commissioner shall develop and implement a plan to combine medical assistance and
MinnesotaCare program application and eligibility procedures. The plan may include the
following changes: (1) use of a single mail-in application; (2) elimination of the requirement
for personal interviews; (3) postponing notification of paternity disclosure requirements; (4)
modifying verification requirements for pregnant women and children; (5) using shorter forms for
recertifying eligibility; (6) expedited and more efficient eligibility determinations for applicants;
(7) expanded outreach efforts, including combined marketing of the two plans; and (8) other
changes that improve access to services provided by the two programs. The plan may include
seeking the following changes in federal law: (1) extension and expansion of exemptions for
different eligibility groups from Medicaid quality control sanctions; (2) changing requirements for
the redetermination of eligibility; (3) eliminating asset tests for all children; and (4) other changes
that improve access to services provided by the two programs. The commissioner shall seek
any necessary federal approvals, and any necessary changes in federal law. The commissioner
shall implement each element of the plan as federal approval is received, and shall report to the
legislature by January 1, 1993, on progress in implementing this plan.
Subd. 4. Plan for managed care.
By January 1, 1993, the commissioner of human services
shall present a plan to the legislature for providing all medical assistance and MinnesotaCare
program services through managed care arrangements. The commissioner shall apply to the
secretary of health and human services for any necessary federal waivers or approvals, and shall
begin to implement the plan for managed care upon receipt of the federal waivers or approvals.
Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1994 c 625 art 8 s 74
History: 1992 c 549 art 4 s 1; 1993 c 247 art 4 s 11; 1994 c 625 art 8 s 72