A new Minnesota law in effect today (Fri) could change how Minnesotans obtain “pre-authorizations” from their health plans for medical care:

The new law says, if a person switches health plan companies, their new provider is required to comply with previous prior authorizations for health care services for the first 60 days after a person enrolls in the new health plan — that’s while a new “utilization review” is conducted.   And state law now also prohibits health plans from revoking or limiting any care they’ve previously authorized unless there’s evidence of fraud, misinformation, or a conflict with state or federal law.   There are also other related changes in the new law sponsored by Vernon Center Senator Julie Rosen and Deephaven Representative Kelly Morrison.