County and tribal agencies pay a vendor directly or reimburse the recipient for ancillary travel expenses when parking, meals and lodging services are necessary to allow recipients to obtain covered health services. Examples of ancillary access services for which reimbursement is, or may be, available include the following:
Recipients must contact Minnesota Nonemergency Transportation (MNET) or their local county or tribal agency for their process for obtaining reimbursement for ancillary travel expenses.
The local county or tribal agency is responsible for coordination, authorization and reimbursement for appropriate ancillary access services.
MNET is responsible for coordination, authorization and reimbursement for appropriate ancillary access services for residents in the nine counties of Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns and Washington. Recipients residing in these counties must contact MNET at 866-467-1724.
MHCP fee-for-service (FFS) recipients enrolled in one of the following MHCP programs are also eligible to receive reimbursement for ancillary access services:
Reimbursement is available for the following ancillary access services after the recipient incurs an allowed expense and provides required documentation:
Contact MNET or the local county or tribal agency for authorization of payment made directly to a vendor for lodging services.
Expenses for meals and lodging are covered based on the time required to travel to or from the pickup or drop-off location to receive a medical service or attend appeal hearings.
When appropriate, expenses for the recipient and one responsible person or volunteer driver are eligible for reimbursement.
Refer to Responsible Person in the Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Services (Overview) section.
Parking Reimbursement Requirements
Recipient requirements for parking reimbursement:
The parking reimbursement rate is at the actual cost.
Meal Reimbursement Requirements
Refer to the following requirements to be eligible for reimbursement for meals:
Lodging Reimbursement Requirements
Refer to the following for lodging reimbursement requirements:
The following items are not eligible for reimbursement:
Contact MNet or the local county or tribal agency for authorization and documentation requirements.
Refer to the Billing Policy section of the general MHCP billing policies. Refer to the MN–ITS User Guide for billing instructions.
For ancillary access service billing process, refer to the Ancillary Access Service Procedure Codes, Modifiers and Rates page.
Minnesota Statutes 256B.0625 subd.18a Covered Services, Access to medical service
Minnesota Rules 9505.0140, subp.1 Payment for Access to Medically Necessary Services