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A medical assistance recipient who has been a polio patient in an acute care hospital for a period of not less than 25 consecutive years is eligible to continue receiving hospital care, whether or not the care is medically necessary for purposes of federal reimbursement. The cost of continued hospital care not reimbursable by the federal government must be paid with state money allocated for the medical assistance program. The rate paid to the hospital is the rate per day established using Medicare principles for the hospital's fiscal year ending December 31, 1981, adjusted each year by the annual hospital cost index established under section 256.969, subdivision 1, or by other limits in effect at the time of the adjustment. This section does not prohibit a voluntary move to another living arrangement by a recipient whose care is reimbursed under this section.

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