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256B.041 CENTRALIZED DISBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Statewide disbursement system. The state agency shall establish on a
statewide basis a system for the centralized disbursement of medical assistance payments to
vendors.
    Subd. 2. Account. An account is established in the state treasury from which medical
assistance payments to vendors shall be made. Into this account there shall be deposited federal
funds, state funds, county funds, and other moneys which are available and which may be paid to
the state agency for medical assistance payments and reimbursements from counties or others for
their share of such payments.
    Subd. 3. Vendor forms. The state agency shall prescribe and furnish vendors suitable forms
for submitting claims under the medical assistance program.
    Subd. 4. Comply with federal requirements. The state agency in establishing a statewide
system of centralized disbursement of medical assistance payments shall comply with federal
requirements in order to receive the maximum amount of federal funds which are available for
the purpose, together with such additional federal funds which may be made available for the
operation of a centralized system of disbursement of medical assistance payments to vendors.
    Subd. 5. Payment by county to commissioner of finance. If required by federal law or
rules promulgated thereunder, or by authorized rule of the state agency, each county shall pay
to the commissioner of finance the portion of medical assistance paid by the state for which it
is responsible.
The county shall advance medical assistance costs not met by federal funds, based upon
estimates submitted by the state agency to the county agency, stating the estimated expenditures
for the succeeding month. Upon the direction of the county agency, payment shall be made
monthly by the county to the state for the estimated expenditures for each month. Adjustment of
any overestimate or underestimate based on actual expenditures shall be made by the state agency
by adjusting the estimate for any succeeding month.
Payment to counties under this subdivision is subject to the provisions of section 256.017.
    Subd. 6. Contracted services. The commissioners of human services and administration
may contract with any agency of government or any corporation for providing all or a portion
of the services for carrying out the provisions of this section. Local welfare agencies may pay
vendors of transportation for nonemergency medical care when so authorized by rule of the
commissioner of human services.
    Subd. 7. Disbursement of federal funds. Federal funds available for administrative purposes
shall be distributed between the state and the county on the same basis that reimbursements are
earned, except as provided for under section 256.017.
History: 1973 c 717 s 2; 1975 c 437 art 2 s 4; 1978 c 560 s 12; 1983 c 312 art 5 s 13,14;
1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1988 c 719 art 8 s 11,12; 1989 c 277 art 2 s 7; 1Sp1989 c
1 art 16 s 6; 2002 c 277 s 9; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50