.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1233, the delete everything amendment
(A13-0408), as follows:
Page 169, after line 3, insert:
"Sec. 17. DENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND REIMBURSEMENT REPORT.
1.5(a) The commissioner of human services shall study the feasibility of a single
1.6administrator for all dental services provided under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare.
1.7Dental services shall include services provided through the Prepaid Medical Assistance
1.8Program and the fee-for-service system administered by the department of human services.
1.9The commissioner's study shall address and include recommendations on:
1.10(1) possible administrative savings under a single administrator;
1.11(2) current reimbursement levels and alternative reimbursement that could target
1.12funding to assure greater access to dental services;
1.13(3) flexible scheduling and the coordination of referrals to encourage greater
1.14participation from private dental practitioners and clinics;
1.15(4) approaches to reduce emergency room visits; and
1.16(5) the use of a streamlined information system to provide information on patient
1.17eligibility and restrictions on benefits.
1.18(b) The commissioner shall also make recommendations on service delivery and
1.19reimbursement methods, including the continuation or modification of critical access dental
1.20provider payments under sections 256B.76, subdivision 4 and 256L.11, subdivision 7.
1.21(c) In conducting the study, the commissioner shall consult with dental providers
1.22currently providing services to enrollees of Minnesota health care programs, including
1.23those receiving enhanced payments through critical access dental provider payments,
1.24private practice dentists, safety net clinics, and the University of Minnesota dental school.
1.25(d) The commissioner shall submit a report and recommendations relating to dental
1.26administration and reimbursement to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
2.1legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance
2.2by December 15, 2013.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly