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S.F. No. 1527 - Medical Assistance Rates for Therapy Services
Author: Senator Melisa Franzen
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
Date: March 24, 2015


Section 1 (256B.76, subd. 1) increases the payment rate for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology and related services when provided by Gillette Hospital by 90 percent from the rates in effect June 30, 2015.

Section 2 (256B.766) increases the payment rate for outpatient hospital facility fees, medical supplies, and durable medical equipment not subject to a volume purchase contract, prosthetics and orthotics, and laboratory services provided by Gillette Hospital by 90 percent from the rates in effect on June 30, 2015.

Section 3 (256B.767)specifies that this section that limits medical assistance rates to the Medicare payment limit does not apply to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and related services, and basic care services provided by Gillette Hospital.

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