.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2258 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. [254B.14] CHEMICAL HEALTH NAVIGATION PROGRAM.
1.4 Subdivision 1. Establishment; purpose. (a) There is established a state-county
1.5chemical health navigation program. The Department of Human Services and interested
1.6counties shall work in partnership to augment the current chemical health service delivery
1.7system to promote better outcomes for eligible individuals and greater accountability and
1.8productivity in the delivery of state and county funded chemical dependency services.
1.9(b) The navigation program shall allow flexibility for eligible individuals to
1.10timely access needed services as well as to align systems and services to offer the most
1.11appropriate level of chemical health services to eligible individuals.
1.12(c) Chemical health navigation programs must maintain eligibility requirements for
1.13the consolidated chemical dependency treatment fund, continue to meet the requirements
1.14of Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.6405 to 9530.6505 and 9530.6600 to 9530.6655, and must
1.15not put current and future federal funding of chemical health services at risk.
1.16 Subd. 2. Program implementation. (a) Each county's participation in the chemical
1.17health navigation program is voluntary.
1.18(b) The commissioner and each county participating in the chemical health
1.19navigation program shall enter into an agreement governing the operation of the county's
1.20navigation program. Each county shall implement its program within 60 days of the final
1.21agreement with the commissioner.
1.22 Subd. 3. Notice of program discontinuation. Each county's participation in the
1.23chemical health navigation program may be discontinued for any reason by the county or
1.24the commissioner after 30 days' written notice to the other party. Any unspent funds held
1.25for the exiting county's pro rata share in the special revenue fund under the authority in
1.26subdivision 5, paragraph (d), shall be transferred to the consolidated chemical dependency
1.27treatment fund following discontinuation of the program.
2.1 Subd. 4. Eligibility for navigator program. To be considered for participation in
2.2a navigator program, an individual must:
2.3(1) be a resident of a county with an approved navigator program;
2.4(2) be eligible for chemical dependency fund services;
2.5(3) have a score of at least three in two or more dimensions of the placement criteria
2.6in a Rule 25 assessment under Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.6600 to 9530.6655;
2.7(4) have had at least two treatment episodes in the past two years, not limited to
2.8episodes reimbursed by the consolidated chemical dependency treatment funds; and
2.9(5) be a voluntary participant in the navigator program.
2.10 Subd. 5. Duties of commissioner. (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions in this
2.11chapter, the commissioner may authorize chemical health navigator programs to use
2.12chemical dependency treatment funds to pay for nontreatment services:
2.13(1) in addition to those authorized under section 254B.03, subdivision 2, paragraph
2.15(2) by vendors in addition to those authorized under section 254B.05 when not
2.16providing chemical dependency treatment services.
2.17(b) Participating counties may contract with providers to provide nontreatment
2.18services pursuant to section 256B.69, subdivision 6, paragraph (c).
2.19(c) For the purposes of this section, "nontreatment services" include
2.20community-based navigator services, peer support, family engagement and support,
2.21housing support and rent subsidy for up to 90 days, supported employment, and
2.22independent living skills.
2.23(d) State expenditures for chemical dependency services and nontreatment
2.24services provided through the navigator programs must not be greater than the chemical
2.25dependency treatment fund expected share of forecasted expenditures in the absence of
2.26the navigator programs. The commissioner may restructure the schedule of payments
2.27between the state and participating counties under the local agency share and division of
2.28cost provisions under section 254B.03, subdivisions 3 and 4, as necessary to facilitate
2.29the operation of the navigation programs.
2.30(e) To the extent that state fiscal year expenditures within a county's navigator
2.31program are less than the expected share of forecasted expenditures in the absence of the
2.32navigator program, the commissioner shall deposit the unexpended funds in a separate
2.33account within the consolidated chemical dependency treatment fund, and make these
2.34funds available for expenditure by the county for the following year. To the extent that
2.35treatment and nontreatment services expenditures within a county's navigator program
2.36exceed the amount expected in the absence of the navigator program, the county shall be
3.1responsible for the portion of costs for nontreatment services expended in excess of the
3.2otherwise expected share of forecasted expenditures.
3.3(f) The commissioner may waive administrative rule requirements that are
3.4incompatible with the implementation of navigator programs, except that any chemical
3.5dependency treatment funded under this section must continue to be provided by a
3.6licensed treatment provider.
3.7(g) The commissioner shall not approve or enter into any agreement related to
3.8navigator programs authorized under this section that puts current or future federal
3.9funding at risk.
3.10(h) The commissioner shall provide participating counties with transactional data,
3.11reports, provider data, and other data generated by county activity to assess and measure
3.12outcomes. This information must be transmitted to participating counties at least once
3.13every six months.
3.14 Subd. 6. Duties of county board. The county board, or other county entity that is
3.15approved to administer a navigator program, shall:
3.16(1) administer the program in a manner consistent with this section;
3.17(2) ensure that no one is denied chemical dependency treatment services for which
3.18they would otherwise be eligible under section 254A.03, subdivision 3; and
3.19(3) provide the commissioner with timely and pertinent information as negotiated in
3.20the agreement governing operation of the county's navigator program.
3.21 Subd. 7. Report. The commissioner, in partnership with participating counties,
3.22shall provide an annual report on the achievement of navigator program outcomes to the
3.23legislative committees with jurisdiction over chemical health. The report shall address
3.24qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
3.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Subd. 6. Service delivery.
(a) Each demonstration provider shall be responsible for
the health care coordination for eligible individuals. Demonstration providers:
(1) shall authorize and arrange for the provision of all needed health services
including but not limited to the full range of services listed in sections
in order to ensure appropriate health care is delivered to
enrollees. Notwithstanding section
, demonstration providers that provide
nursing home and community-based services under this section shall provide relocation
service coordination to enrolled persons age 65 and over;
(2) shall accept the prospective, per capita payment from the commissioner in return
for the provision of comprehensive and coordinated health care services for eligible
individuals enrolled in the program;
(3) may contract with other health care and social service practitioners to provide
services to enrollees; and
(4) shall institute recipient grievance procedures according to the method established
by the project, utilizing applicable requirements of chapter 62D. Disputes not resolved
through this process shall be appealable to the commissioner as provided in subdivision 11.
(b) Demonstration providers must comply with the standards for claims settlement
72A.201, subdivisions 4, 5, 7, and 8
, when contracting with other health
care and social service practitioners to provide services to enrollees. A demonstration
provider must pay a clean claim, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 42,
section 447.45(b), within 30 business days of the date of acceptance of the claim.
4.14(c) Demonstration providers may contract with counties participating in the chemical
4.15health navigation program established under section 254B.14, to provide chemical
4.16dependency nontreatment services as defined in section 254B.14, subdivision 5, paragraph
4.17(b), using capitation payments received under this section and section 256B.692.
Sec. 3. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE COMMISSIONER; CHEMICAL HEALTH.
4.19(a) With broad stakeholder input, the commissioner of human services shall develop
4.20a plan to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the service continuum for chemically
4.21dependent individuals. The plan shall identify methods to reduce duplication of efforts,
4.22promote scientifically supported practices, and improve efficiency. This plan shall
4.23consider the potential for geographic or demographic disparate impact on individuals
4.24who need chemical dependency services.
4.25(b) The commissioner shall provide the chairs and ranking minority members of
4.26the legislative committees with jurisdiction over chemical dependency a report detailing
4.27necessary statutory and rule changes and a proposal for a pilot project to implement the
4.28plan no later than March 15, 2013.
Amend the title accordingly