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S.F. No. 95 - Intergovernmental Transfer Related to Ambulance Services Expansion
Author: Senator Jeff Hayden
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: February 8, 2017


SF No. 95 authorizes the participation of additional local governmental entities in the ambulance service intergovernmental transfer program currently available only to ambulance services serving Hennepin County Medical Center and Regions Hospital. Intergovernmental transfers are a way of using funding from local governmental entities to maximize federal funding for specific medical assistance services provided by nonstate, government-owned facilities or providers.  By agreeing to pay the entire state share of the difference between the total aggregate state payments for a seravice and the upper payment limit for that service (via an intergovernmental transfer from the local governmental entity to the state), the state agrees to return to the local government the amount of the transfer plus the federal matching funds in the form of a supplemental payment. Upper payment limits must be determined annually by the Department of Human Services. Upper payment limits apply to total state expenditures, and vary by service and type of ownership; upper payment limits in this context do not apply to individual providers or individual services.


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