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256B.765 PROVIDER RATE INCREASES.
(a) Effective July 1, 2001, within the limits of appropriations specifically for this purpose, the
commissioner shall provide an annual inflation adjustment for the providers listed in paragraph
(c). The index for the inflation adjustment must be based on the change in the Employment Cost
Index for Private Industry Workers - Total Compensation forecasted by Data Resources, Inc., as
forecasted in the fourth quarter of the calendar year preceding the fiscal year. The commissioner
shall increase reimbursement or allocation rates by the percentage of this adjustment, and county
boards shall adjust provider contracts as needed.
(b) The commissioner of finance shall include an annual inflationary adjustment in
reimbursement rates for the providers listed in paragraph (c) using the inflation factor specified in
paragraph (a) as a budget change request in each biennial detailed expenditure budget submitted
to the legislature under section 16A.11.
(c) The annual adjustment under paragraph (a) shall be provided for 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; 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; semi-independent living services under section 252.275
including SILS funding under county social services grants formerly funded under chapter 256I;
and community support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing adults with mental illness who use
or wish to use sign language as their primary means of communication.
History: 1999 c 245 art 4 s 79; 2005 c 56 s 1