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256B.0185 REQUIRED REPORT.

Subdivision 1.Pending application.

By December 15 of both 2005 and 2006, the commissioner must deliver to the legislature a report that identifies:

(1) each county in which an application for medical assistance from a person identified as residing in a long-term care facility is or was pending, at any time between January 1 and December 1 of the calendar year to which the report relates, for more than 60 days in the case of a person who is disabled, or for more than 45 days in the case of a person who is age 65 or older; and

(2) for each of the identified counties: the number of applications described in clause (1), the average number of days the applications were pending, the distribution of days for applications that were pending, and what percentage of the applications, respectively, the county approved and denied.

Subd. 2.Time to process application.

The report must include specific recommendations for how counties, as a group, could shorten the time it takes to act on the applications described in subdivision 1, clause (1).