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DHS Completes Desk Audits of Submitted HCBS Provider Attestations

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has completed desk audits of all submitted supporting documentation and determined 99.1 percent of settings to be compliant with the minimum requirements of the Home and Community-Based Settings Rule. However, 52 provider settings did not respond to requests to resubmit revised supporting documentation. 

Not Yet Compliant with HCBS Standards? Use New Assurance Templates

On August 22, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

If you are a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provider not yet compliant with the HCBS Settings Rule, two new assurance templates from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will help you meet attestation requirements and get in compliance with the new standards. 

What Happens after DHS Completes a Site Visit for HCBS Settings Rule Compliance?

On July 10, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is well underway with conducting site visits to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers who are “presumed not to be HCBS settings.” As some of these site visits have now been completed, we are able to provide information on what happens once DHS completes its visit. 

DHS Resources for HCBS Settings Rule Attestation Audits and Site Visits

On May 29, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

In case you did not take note of these resources when initially shared in Advantage, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a Provider’s Guide to Putting the HCBS Rule into Practice. The Guide may be helpful to you if the audit of your setting resulted in a need to submit additional supporting documentation regarding your compliance with the HCBS Settings Rule. 

DHS Takes Next Step in Attestation Process with Site Visits to HCBS Providers

On May 2, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is contacting providers whose submitted Attestations related to the Home and Community Based-Services (HCBS) Settings Rule (and DHS validated via geo-mapping) indicates a setting(s) that meets one of the following criteria: 

DHS Identifies Settings That Must Complete a Phase 2 Provider Attestation

On February 27, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted updated information on Phase 2 of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provider attestation process on the transition plan for HCBS settings webpage. 

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