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January 25, 2022

AUC Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Due to the competing demands of the COVID pandemic, the AUC is suspending activities and meetings through at least the first quarter of 2022. There are currently no AUC meetings scheduled for 2022 and meeting information will be added when available.

December 9, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is conducting a virtual meeting from 2–4pm on December 16, 2021 to receive oral comments regarding the rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule.

Use the information below to participate in the meeting:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Dial-in Number: 651-395-7448
Conference ID: 596 068 154

MDH published a notice on November 8, 2021 in the Minnesota State Register, Volume 46, Number 19 that it is accepting public comments, including written comments as well as the oral comments noted above, through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule. Specific information regarding the rulemaking procedures and for submitting comments can be found on pages 618-619 (PDF) of the State Register Notice.

To submit written comments, click on CHIPT Minnesota Department of Health Request for Comments and follow the instructions.

November 8, 2021

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) now accepting comments through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule.

The Minnesota Department of Health published a notice on November 8, 2021 in the Minnesota State Register, Volume 46, Number 19 that it is accepting public comments through December 16, 2021 regarding rulemaking procedures used in adopting Minnesota Uniform Companion Guides into rule. Specific information regarding the rulemaking procedures and for submitting comments can be found on pages 618-619 (PDF) of the State Register Notice.

To comment, parties can click the state “eComments” link for the appropriate discussion, scroll down to "Topic: Submit a Comment" and click "View Topic."

April 5, 2021

Revised 837P and 837I Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide Rules (MUCG) Adopted as Rules

Revised 837P and 837I MUCG rules were published in the April 5, 2021 Minnesota State Register, Volume 45, Number 40. Specific information can be found on pages 1079-1086 (PDF).

The State Register notice includes information regarding the rulemaking process and revisions from the previously adopted 837P and 837I MUCG rules (v14) to the newly adopted versions (v16). The v16 837P and 837I MUCG rules become effective May 6, 2021.

  • Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837), version 16.0

  • Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837) Version, version 16.0

September 16, 2020

New "Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding Resources" Webpage

We have created a new Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding Resources webpage to share a variety of updates and resources to help understand and implement landmark E/M office visit code changes to meet the January 1, 2021 deadline.

A quick link to this page can be found on the upper right of every AUC webpage.

August 14, 2020

AUC Meetings Converting to Microsoft Teams

Effective immediately, all Minnesota AUC meetings are converting to virtual meetings using Microsoft Teams. There will also be a phone audio (with call back feature) or manual dial-in option available if needed.

Please see the AUC Calendar webpage for meeting schedule. Specific meeting details can be found on each TAG/Committee webpage.

July 27, 2020

Proposed Revised 837P and 837I MUCG Rules Published
(with 30-day comment period through August 26, 2020)

Proposed revised 837P and 837I MUCG rules are published on the Minnesota State Register Notice, Volume 45, Number 4.

Specific proposed information can be found on pages 103-109 (PDF).

30-day public comment period through August 26, 2020.

  • Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X222A1 Health Care Claim: Professional (837), version 15.0

  • Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X223A2 Health Care Claim: Institutional (837) Version, version 15.0

July 15, 2020

July Issue of the AUC Monthly Newsletter Now Available:

Minnesota AUC Newsletter - July 2020

Please let us know any comments or suggestions at health.auc@state.mn.us.

June 23, 2020

Enforcement and Exception Provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 62J.536 During the Covid-19 Pandemic Response

In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic emergency, Governor Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-32 (PDF) on April 8, 2020 authorizing the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify a number of provisions in law and applicable rules. Recently this authorization was extended to apply if necessary to the enforcement and exception provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536, Subdivisions 2a and 2b and related rules. Use of the authorization may be necessary for example in the event that Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff responsible for administering MS §62J.536 have been reassigned to the Covid-19 response effort.

At this time, the regular ongoing enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536 and related rules is continuing unchanged. If the authorization above to temporarily delay, waive, or modify the MS §62J.536 requirements is invoked, that information will be posted on the MDH Health Care Administrative Simplification webpage, and communicated through additional means.

Questions?

Please contact:

David Haugen
MDH Administrative Simplification Program Director
david.haugen@state.mn.us

May 28, 2020

AUC Meetings for June and July are Cancelled

Due to the competing demands of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AUC meetings scheduled for June and July -- including the Operations Committee and all Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings -- have been cancelled.

See the AUC Calendar webpage for the most current information on all AUC meetings.

May 22, 2020

Informational Resource Regarding Recent Changes in Telemedicine Coverage, Coding, and Reimbursement

Informational resource regarding recent changes in telemedicine coverage, coding, and reimbursement posted on the AUC COVID-19 Updates webpage.

The new informational issue brief (PDF) summarizes recent temporary expanded access to and coverage of telehealth/telemedicine services by three jurisdictions/payers: The federal Medicare Program; Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) (e.g., Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare); and Minnesota health insurance products and offerings subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671.

March 27, 2020

New "AUC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates" Webpage

We have created a new AUC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates webpage to share a variety of COVID-19 related CMS billing and coding instructions.

A quick link to this page can be found on the upper right of every AUC webpage.

March 16, 2020

February/March Issue of the AUC Monthly Newsletter Now Available:

Minnesota AUC Newsletter - February/March 2020

Please let us know any comments or suggestions at health.auc@state.mn.us.

January 31, 2020

January Issue of the AUC Monthly Newsletter Now Available:

Minnesota AUC Newsletter - January 2020

Please let us know any comments or suggestions at health.auc@state.mn.us.

Updated Wednesday, 26-Jan-2022 10:22:28 CST