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On January 31, 2018 by Kari Thurlow
Two Minnesota Senate committees held a joint hearing last week regarding the state’s handling of vulnerable adult maltreatment complaints. LeadingAge Minnesota and its partner in the Long-Term Care Imperative (LTCI) testified at the hearing, and shared several recommendations for policy reforms that could be passed in the next legislative session to address ongoing concerns.
On December 20, 2017 by Kari Thurlow
Addressing the needs of a rapidly growing older population is one of the major challenges facing the United States over the next few decades and an unprecedented opportunity to redesign the current system for delivering health care and long-term services and supports. LeadingAge last week announced its proposal for reforming the American health care system in a new report, Integrated Service Delivery: A LeadingAge Vision for America's’ Aging Population.
On August 15, 2017 by Jodi Boyne
LeadingAge last week unveiled A New Vision for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), which outlines three essential features of a universal LTSS insurance program:
On July 13, 2016 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is making progress to complete appraisals of all care centers in the state as part of its effort to develop a new property rate system. Last month, 71 care centers in the Twin Cities Metro Area had an on-site visit by one of the appraisal firms. Eight of those care centers actually had their building appraised by both firms.
On March 30, 2016 by Kari Thurlow
One of our top policy priorities is to develop a proposal to reform the state’s Elderly Waiver program so that it more adequately covers the cost of care and incentivizes quality improvement. Our goal is to develop a proposal to discuss with legislative candidates during the election cycle later this year and to introduce a reform bill in the 2017 legislative session.
On January 26, 2016 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has commissioned an independent consultant to perform a study of the non-wage costs incurred by Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers in administering Medicaid services. The study includes evaluation of existing non-wage costs and payment methodologies in order to recommend the best ways to reflect these costs within current payment frameworks.
On July 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
The long-awaited regulations for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) are included in the proposed Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) two weeks ago.
On May 6, 2015 by Kari Thurlow
The Health & Human Services (HHS) Conference Committee was appointed last week and began meeting this week to resolve the differences between the House and Senate HHS bills and to develop one final HHS budget bill that both bodies can pass and that Governor Dayton can sign. The HHS Budget Conference Committee members are: