Featured News

Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking Update

The two rulemaking processes designed to flesh out the details related to the assisted living licensure and licensed assisted living directors under the 2019 Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act are underway. 

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New Learnings from OHFC Substantiated Report Focuses on Neglect of Care

Neglect of care continues to be among the highest category of OHFC substantiated events across care centers and assisted living/home care settings. Our latest edition of the Learnings from OHFC Substantiated Cases provides on overview of this data, emerging themes, and ideas you should consider in your internal safety and improvement efforts. 

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Ready to Join the Safe Care or Seniors Movement? Register for “The Basics” Webinar on Dec. 3

Heard about Safe Care for Seniors and want to know more? Ready to join the movement that is sweeping across aging services settings in Minnesota? Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. for The Basics: An Introduction to Safe Care for Seniors webinar. The audience for this webinar is LeadingAge Minnesota members who have not yet made the Safe Care for Seniors pledge.  

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State News

COMING SOON: 2020 Rate Notices for Care Centers

The fifth set of annual rates calculated using the new Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) system will take effect on Jan.1, 2020 and they are due to be released to providers by Nov. 15. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has indicated that as of now they expect that rate notices for most care centers will be posted on the provider portal by that deadline.  

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LeadingAge MN Members Receive Live Well at Home Grants

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced the newest grant recipients for the Live Well at Home Program. In total, 45 organizations received funding to help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement. Among them are five LeadingAge Minnesota members:  

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MSC+ and MSHO Plan Choices Will Be Mostly Unchanged in 2020

Minnesotans enrolled in Minnesota SeniorCare Plus (MSC+) and Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) will have the same health plan choices in 2020 as they did in 2019, except in Morrison County, Todd County and Wadena County. 

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Federal News

CMS Proposes to Revise Mandatory Remedies Policy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to revise its policies regarding mandatory immediate imposition of federal remedies, and there are positive changes for care centers. 

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Join LeadingAge Capitol Hill Insights Call on Nov. 21

Get the latest scoop on what is happening in Congress and how we can work together to accomplish our important legislative agenda. Join the LeadingAge Capitol Hill Insights call on Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.  

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Final HUD Bill Elusive

Congress has yet to pass a FY20 HUD appropriations bill as the House and Senate Appropriations Committee have not reached an agreement on spending limits. 

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Notable News

Motivate Your Team: Engaged Speakers to Inspire, Motivate and Transform

There is a reason why the keynote speaker is always a standing-room-only session at LeadingAge Minnesota’s Institute and Expo...people need to feel inspired! 

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week: Grow the Pipeline

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! As many organizations work to “grow their own” workforce, dual-training or apprenticeship models are excellent ways to provide workers with the skills they need to be successful in the long-term care profession, and specifically, the practices they need to be successful in your organization.  

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Focus on Meaningful Supports for Your Team

Our workforce today often faces challenges and complications in their personal lives. Research by the National Human Services Assembly suggests that staff who have stable family lives are more effective at work, as they can focus on work without personal distractions or stress. The Bridging the Gap Toolkit assists you in implementing supports that are meaningful to staff in your organization.  

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Member News

Making Zero Harm Possible: Dietary Department at Granite Falls Health Care Center

The Health Dietary Department at Grant Falls Health Care Center was recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff or teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

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New Toolkit Helps Position Providers for Medicare Advantage Partnerships

A new Medicare Advantage (MA) Supplemental Benefits toolkit from the LeadingAge Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations will help you to understand how MA supplemental benefits work, how to assess the activity in your market, evaluate the opportunity, decide which plans to approach, and outline the benefit of your services in terms the plans understand. The toolkit is a LeadingAge members-only resource.  

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Get Engaged in 2020: Participate in LeadingAge MN Committee

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, sharp and respond to the dramatic changes our field and the work we can do together to improve the aging experience for those we serve. Participate in LeadingAge Minnesota committees!  

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