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.
History: 1989 c 191 s 1; 1990 c 562 art 3 s 6; 1994 c 647 art 3 s 16; 1998 c 397 art 2
s 121,164; 2000 c 488 art 11 s 2,3