Customized Living Providers: Update Your DHS RHCP Record
Posted on July 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
As we transition to Assisted Living Licensure on Aug. 1, action is required to be a provider of Medical Assistance waiver programs in the Provider Enrollment record with the Department of Human Services.
The new licensure requires providers to enroll with Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) or update their current enrollment records. Providers can use the Minnesota Provider Screening and Enrollment (MPSE) portal to review their enrollment records, submit enrollment applications and materials to MHCP, and check the status of enrollment submissions. DHS has direction for various transition scenarios on their webpage: License requirement changes for customized living services providers. Included are the following:
If all the locations that you will be providing customized living services from are currently enrolled with MHCP, you only need to submit a copy of your assisted living license by submitting it through the Minnesota Provider Screening and Enrollment (MPSE) portal or faxing a copy to 651-431-7493.
If you currently hold a housing with services registration, do not hold the comprehensive home care license to provide customized living services with MHCP, and are planning to transition to the assisted living license to provide customized living services, you must enroll with MHCP as a customized living services provider.
See Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Programs Provider Enrollment for steps to enroll with MHCP as a customized living services provider.
To help customized living services providers who are transitioning to the new licensing requirement, DHS will accept a copy of the confirmation email you received from MDH to start your enrollment process, along with your enrollment materials until July 31. DHS will set up your record and hold your application until Sept. 30 to receive a copy of your actual assisted living license. After that date, DHS will deny the customized living services enrollment.
To complete your enrollment, you will need to submit a copy of your license and pay the MHCP application fee if the fee was not paid to DHS at the time of the application submission. After July 31, all providers must obtain their license before submitting their enrollment application.
Providers who are exempt from the new assisted living facility requirement can continue to deliver customized living services if:
- They are licensed as a comprehensive home care provider under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A, and
- Are delivering services in settings exempted from assisted living licensure as defined in Minnesota Statute 144G.08, subd. 7 paragraphs 10-13 and outlined in Customized Living Services – Exempt from Assisted Living Facility Licensure – Provider Assurance Statement
These settings must also comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 325F.772 If you meet the exemption requirement, you must submit:
- A copy of the comprehensive home care license
- A completed DHS-8116 (PDF) form
Providers who meet the exemption must submit both to MHCP via the Minnesota Provider Screening and Enrollment (MPSE) portal or fax a copy to 651-431-7493.
If you have additional questions regarding your enrollment with MHCP for customized living services, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Provider Call Center at 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411.