1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1362, the delete everything amendment
1.2(A09-0461) as follows:
1.3Page 84, after line 20, insert:
1.4"(d) The Health Services Policy Committee shall monitor and track the practice
1.5patterns of physicians providing services to medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and
1.6general assistance medical care enrollees under fee-for-service, managed care, and
1.7county-based purchasing. The committee shall focus on services or specialties for which
1.8there is a high variation in utilization across physicians, or which are associated with
1.9high medical costs. The commissioner, based upon the findings of the committee, shall
1.10regularly notify physicians whose practice patterns indicate higher than average utilization
1.11or costs. Managed care and county-based purchasing plans shall provide the committee
1.12with utilization and cost data necessary to implement this paragraph."