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256B.038 PROVIDER RATE INCREASES AFTER JUNE 30, 1999.
(a) For fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 1999, the commissioner of finance shall
include an annual inflationary adjustment in payment rates for the services listed in paragraph
(b) as a budget change request in each biennial detailed expenditure budget submitted to the
legislature under section 16A.11. The adjustment shall be accomplished by indexing the rates in
effect for inflation based on the change in the Consumer Price Index-All Items (United States city
average)(CPI-U) as forecasted by Data Resources, Inc., in the fourth quarter of the prior year for
the calendar year during which the rate increase occurs.
(b) Within the limits of appropriations specifically for this purpose, the commissioner shall
apply the rate increases in paragraph (a) to home and community-based waiver services for
persons with developmental disabilities under section 256B.501; home and community-based
waiver services for the elderly under section 256B.0915; waivered services under community
alternatives for disabled individuals under section 256B.49; community alternative care waivered
services under section 256B.49; traumatic brain injury waivered services under section 256B.49;
nursing services and home health services under section 256B.0625, subdivision 6a; personal care
services and nursing supervision of personal care services under section 256B.0625, subdivision
19a
; private duty nursing services under section 256B.0625, subdivision 7; day training and
habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities under sections 252.40 to 252.46;
physical therapy services under sections 256B.0625, subdivision 8, and 256D.03, subdivision 4;
occupational therapy services under sections 256B.0625, subdivision 8a, and 256D.03, subdivision
4
; speech-language therapy services under section 256D.03, subdivision 4, and Minnesota Rules,
part 9505.0390; respiratory therapy services under section 256D.03, subdivision 4, and Minnesota
Rules, part 9505.0295; physician services under section 256B.0625, subdivision 3; dental
services under sections 256B.0625, subdivision 9, and 256D.03, subdivision 4; alternative care
services under section 256B.0913; adult residential program grants under Minnesota Rules, parts
9535.2000 to 9535.3000; adult and family community support grants under Minnesota Rules,
parts 9535.1700 to 9535.1760; and semi-independent living services under section 252.275,
including SILS funding under county social services grants formerly funded under chapter 256I.
(c) The commissioner shall increase prepaid medical assistance program capitation rates as
appropriate to reflect the rate increases in this section.
(d) In implementing this section, the commissioner shall consider proposing a schedule to
equalize rates paid by different programs for the same service.
History: 1998 c 407 art 4 s 12; 2005 c 56 s 1