Payment rates paid to any nursing facility receiving medical assistance payments must be those rates established pursuant to this chapter and rules adopted under it.
The commissioner shall establish, by rule, procedures for determining rates for care of residents of nursing facilities which qualify as vendors of medical assistance, and for implementing the provisions of this chapter and section 256B.50. The procedures shall specify the costs that are allowable for establishing payment rates through medical assistance.
If any provision of this chapter and section 256B.50 is determined by the United States government to be in conflict with existing or future requirements of the United States government with respect to federal participation in medical assistance, the federal requirements shall prevail.
NOTE: The rulemaking authority granted to the commissioner of human services in this section as added by Laws 2016, chapter 99, article 1, section 1, is a continuation of authority previously granted under Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.41, subdivision 1. Laws 2016, chapter 99, article 1, section 1, the effective date.