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256B.075 DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.
    Subdivision 1. General. The commissioner shall implement disease management initiatives
that seek to improve patient care and health outcomes and reduce health care costs by managing
the care provided to recipients with chronic conditions.
    Subd. 2. Fee-for-service. (a) The commissioner shall develop and implement a disease
management program for medical assistance and general assistance medical care recipients who
are not enrolled in the prepaid medical assistance or prepaid general assistance medical care
programs and who are receiving services on a fee-for-service basis. The commissioner may
contract with an outside organization to provide these services.
(b) The commissioner shall seek any federal approval necessary to implement this section
and to obtain federal matching funds.
(c) The commissioner shall develop and implement a pilot intensive care management
program for medical assistance children with complex and chronic medical issues who are not
able to participate in the metro-based U Special Kids program due to geographic distance.
    Subd. 3. Prepaid managed care programs. For the prepaid medical assistance, prepaid
general assistance medical care, and MinnesotaCare programs, the commissioner shall ensure
that contracting health plans implement disease management programs that are appropriate for
Minnesota health care program recipients and have been designed by the health plan to improve
patient care and health outcomes and reduce health care costs by managing the care provided to
recipients with chronic conditions.
    Subd. 4. Report. The commissioner of human services shall report to the legislature
by January 15, 2005, on the status of disease management initiatives, and shall present
recommendations to the legislature on any statutory changes needed to increase the effectiveness
of these initiatives.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 4 art 8 s 88]
History: 2004 c 288 art 7 s 6; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 8 s 44