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DHS Works to Align Customized Living with Assisted Living Licensure

On March 3, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

On Feb. 18, DHS sent a communication to all enrolled customized living providers about new assisted living facility licensure requirements and how they affect providers’ ability to provide customized living services. The communication was sent to each provider’s MN-ITS.

RFP for Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Announced

On February 17, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Aging and Adult Services Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals from providers to improve the overall quality of customized living services. Qualified responders must have provided customized living services in calendar year 2020 (i.e., between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020) to people on the following waivers:

CMS Approves Waiver Reimagine Amendments for All Disability Waivers

On January 13, 2021 by Roni Falck

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved DHS’ CADI Waiver amendment package, which includes Waiver Reimagine streamlined service changes, effective Jan. 11, 2021. CMS has now approved waiver amendment packages that include Waiver Reimagine streamlined service changes for the following waivers:

Public Comment Period on ADS Participant Age Eligibility

On August 12, 2020 by Roni Falck

As part of the DHS Waiver Reimagine project, DHS has requested public comments on Summer 2020 federal waiver plan amendments before they are submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. These amendments apply to the following waivers:

Bill Would Extend Soon-to-Expire Federal Spousal Impoverishment Protections in HCBS

On November 28, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

A recently introduced bill in Congress would extend soon-to-expire federal spousal impoverishment protections for spouses of people receiving Medicaid home and community-based services.   

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