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144.702 HOSPITAL AND OUTPATIENT SURGICAL CENTER COSTS.
    Subdivision 1. Reporting through a reporting organization. A hospital or outpatient
surgical center may agree to submit its financial, utilization, and services reports to a voluntary,
nonprofit reporting organization whose reporting procedures have been approved by the
commissioner of health in accordance with this section. Each report submitted to the voluntary,
nonprofit reporting organization under this section shall be accompanied by a filing fee.
    Subd. 2. Approval of organization's reporting procedures. The commissioner of health
may approve voluntary reporting procedures consistent with written operating requirements
for the voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization which shall be established annually by the
commissioner. These written operating requirements shall specify reports, analyses, and other
deliverables to be produced by the voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization, and the dates
on which those deliverables must be submitted to the commissioner. These written operating
requirements shall specify deliverable dates sufficient to enable the commissioner of health
to process and report health care cost information system data to the commissioner of human
services by August 15 of each year. The commissioner of health shall, by rule, prescribe standards
for submission of data by hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to the voluntary, nonprofit
reporting organization or to the commissioner. These standards shall provide for:
(a) the filing of appropriate financial, utilization, and services information with the reporting
organization;
(b) adequate analysis and verification of that financial, utilization, and services information;
and
(c) timely publication of the costs, revenues, and rates of individual hospitals and outpatient
surgical centers prior to the effective date of any proposed rate increase. The commissioner of
health shall annually review the procedures approved pursuant to this subdivision.
    Subd. 3. Cost and rate information; time limits on filing. Any voluntary, nonprofit
reporting organization which collects information on costs, revenues, and rates of a hospital or
outpatient surgical center located in this state shall file a copy of the information received for
each hospital and outpatient surgical center with the commissioner of health within 30 days
of completion of the information collection process, together with a summary of the financial
information acquired by the organization during the course of its review.
    Subd. 4. Making information available to commissioner. Any voluntary, nonprofit
reporting organization which receives the financial information required by sections 144.695 to
144.703 shall make the information and all summaries and analyses of the information available
to the commissioner of health in accordance with procedures prescribed by the commissioner
of health.
    Subd. 5. Laws governing restraint of trade. If the reporting and procedures of a voluntary,
nonprofit reporting organization have been approved by the commissioner of health those
reporting activities of the organization shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 325D.49 to
325D.66.
    Subd. 6. Reporting organization; definition. For the purposes of this section "reporting
organization" means an association or other organization which has as one of its primary functions
the collection and dissemination of acute care cost information.
    Subd. 7. Staff support. The commissioner may require as part of the written operating
requirements for the voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization that the organization provide
sufficient funds to cover the costs of one professional staff position who will directly administer
the health care cost information system.
    Subd. 8. Termination or nonrenewal of reporting organization. The commissioner
may withdraw approval of any voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization for failure on the
part of the voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization to comply with the written operating
requirements under subdivision 2. Upon the effective date of the withdrawal, all funds collected
by the voluntary, nonprofit reporting organization under subdivision 1, but not expended shall
be deposited in a revolving fund and are appropriated to the commissioner of health for the
purposes of sections 144.695 to 144.703.
The commissioner may choose not to renew approval of a voluntary, nonprofit reporting
organization if the organization has failed to perform its obligations satisfactorily under the
written operating requirements under subdivision 2.
History: 1976 c 296 art 2 s 8; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1984 c 534 s 8; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 13-15;
1995 c 207 art 6 s 3; 1998 c 407 art 2 s 30-32