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HF 264

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring state health care program coverage of certain items
necessary to reduce asthma symptoms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 256B.0625, subdivision 31.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.0625, subdivision 31, is amended to
read:


Subd. 31.

Medical supplies and equipment.

(a) Medical assistance covers medical
supplies and equipment. Separate payment outside of the facility's payment rate shall
be made for wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories for recipients who are residents
of intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled. Reimbursement for
wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories for ICF/MR recipients shall be subject to the same
conditions and limitations as coverage for recipients who do not reside in institutions. A
wheelchair purchased outside of the facility's payment rate is the property of the recipient.

(b) For individuals under age 21, medical assistance coverage of durable medical
equipment includes, but is not limited to: high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners,
HEPA vacuum cleaners, allergy bed and pillow encasements, high filtration filters for
forced air gas furnaces, and dehumidifiers with medical tubing to connect the appliance to
a floor drain, if the listed item is medically necessary to reduce asthma symptoms.

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