.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1233, the delete everything amendment
(A13-0408), as follows:
Page 155, after line 31, insert:
"Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.056, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Excess income.
A person who has excess income is eligible for medical
assistance if the person has expenses for medical care that are more than the amount of the
person's excess income, computed by deducting incurred medical expenses from the excess
income to reduce the excess to the income standard specified in subdivision 5c. The person
shall elect to have the medical expenses deducted at the beginning of a one-month budget
period or at the beginning of a six-month budget period. The commissioner shall
persons eligible for assistance on a recurring
one-month spenddown basis under
to pay the monthly spenddown amount in advance of the month
of eligibility to the state agency in order to maintain eligibility on a continuous basis. If
the recipient does not pay the spenddown amount on or before the 20th of the month, the
recipient is ineligible
for this option
for the following month. The local agency shall code
the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) to indicate that the recipient
1.17 elected this option is paying the monthly spenddown in advance
. The state agency shall
convey recipient eligibility information relative to the collection of the spenddown to
providers through the Electronic Verification System (EVS). A recipient
advance payment must pay the state agency the monthly spenddown amount on or before
the 20th of the month in order to be eligible
for this option
in the following month.
1.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, or upon any necessary
1.23federal approval, whichever is later.
Page 169, after line 3, insert:
"Sec. 17. FEDERAL WAIVERS.
2.1The commissioner shall seek any federal waivers and approvals necessary to
2.2implement the changes to the medical assistance spenddown required by the amendments
2.3to Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.056, subdivision 5.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly