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Minnesota State Offers Summer Medication Aide Training
On May 25, 2023 by Anna Mowry
Minnesota State provides the required training to work as a Medication Aide in a skilled nursing facility. They have new classes set up for June and will have July classes posted by the end of this week. Students will develop an understanding of drug administration with this comprehensive training program.
Disability Waiver Rate Webinars Available From DHS
On March 16, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
The Department of Human Services (DHS) will hold quarterly webinars for anyone interested in the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS). This webinar series will replace and expand the work formerly done by the DWRS Advisory Committee. The webinars will be held on the State TrainLink platform. Instructions to register for the webinars are on the DHS website.
Revalidation underway for HCBS Providers (organizations beginning with S & T) – Training Available
On January 12, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) sent revalidation notices at the end of December to Home and Community-Based Services (provider type 18 organizations starting with letters S and T).
DHS Offers Provider Capacity Grants for Rural & Underserved Communities
On December 15, 2022 by Mark Schulz
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is conducting a second round of grant funding for HCBS providers supporting rural and underserved communities.
Nurses and Hospitals Reach Tentative Agreement on Nursing Contracts
On December 8, 2022 by Mark Schulz
Earlier this week, the Minnesota Nursing Association (MNA) nurses and various hospitals came to a tentative agreement that will avert the planned unfair labor practices strike scheduled to start on Sunday, Dec. 11. MNA nurses will work quickly to vote on the tentative agreement Specifics of the official agreements remain unconfirmed, but MNA has released a statement detailing the tentative three-year contracts.
Largest Surplus in Minnesota’s History: What it means for long term care providers
On December 8, 2022 by Kayla Khang
This week, Minnesota's budget forecast for the 2024-2025 biennium showed a $17.6 billion surplus, the largest in Minnesota's history. Most of the forecasted budget is "carryforward," meaning that about $12 billion of the surplus money will only be able to be spent on one-time investments.
Forecasted Record-Level State Surplus Represents Opportunity for Investment
On December 9, 2021 by Jeff Bostic
Earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget released an updated state budget forecast projecting a $7.7 billion surplus of revenue over expenses in its general fund. The surplus shows that the state is weathering the pandemic well and allows lawmakers to make permanent investments in professional caregivers.