Featured News

REGISTER TODAY! Day at the Capitol 2018

The 2018 Day at the Capitol will be held on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join your fellow members and be an advocate for those you serve and their caregivers. REGISTER TODAY

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Julie Fuchs, Belgrade Nursing Home, Named Caregiver of the Year

Julie Fuchs, an LPN with Belgrade Nursing Home, was named Caregiver of the Year at last week’s LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo.  

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Hot Off the Press: New LeadingAge Minnesota Housing/Assisted Living Manual Available

The first edition of our new The Essential Guide: Senior Housing, Housing with Services and Assisted Living in Minnesota is the perfect tool that every housing manager and campus administrator needs on their desk for handy reference!  

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State News

Waiver Billing Changes to be Enforced by DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently announced that providers must bill each date of service on a separate line for all Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) claims submitted starting March 5, 2018.  

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Senator Housley Hosts Listening Sessions Throughout the State

State Senators are holding a series of listening sessions focused on aging and long-term care issues across Minnesota throughout February and April. The listening sessions, hosted by Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point), chair of the Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee, are designed to be a venue for vulnerable Minnesotans and their families to share their stories. 

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Governor Dayton Appoints Jan Malcolm as New MDH Commissioner

Governor Mark Dayton has appointed former Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to lead the state Health Department. Malcolm, a veteran health care executive with a national reputation in health policy, led the department under Governor Jesse Ventura from 1999 to 2003. 

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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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CMS Updates FAQ on Care Center Surveys

Care centers will find it valuable to review the “Frequently Asked Questions Related to Long Term Care Regulations, Survey Process, and Training” posted on the CMS webpage dedicated to the requirements of participation and survey process.  

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Five-Star Rating System to Reflect PBJ Data Beginning April 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon use payroll-based journal (PBJ) data to update staffing measures in the Five-Star Quality Rating System. 

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Notable News

Did You Miss OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training at Institute?

Did you miss OnTrack at Institute this year? That’s ok – you can still sign up today! If you’d like to schedule a demo, talk to OnTrack experts, or just get signed up, contact the OnTrack team at 651.425.1110. 

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Cast Your Vote in the Workforce Challenge!

Take just five minutes today to vote on your favorite ideas in the Workforce Challenge! The Workforce Challenge is an opportunity for you to impact the educational experiences students have prior to entering the aging services workforce. 

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New LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Shows Continued Growth in Independent and Assisted Living

In the last 10 years, the average annual growth rate in total units among the 150 largest nonprofit senior living systems in the United States was 3.1 percent, according to the 2017 edition of the LeadingAge Ziegler 150. Most growth occurred primarily through expansion. 

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Member News

2018 Session Preview Now Available On-Demand for LAMN Members

The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and aging services providers have a lot at stake. LeadingAge Minnesota hosted an interactive legislative session preview webinar for members in January. Members who were unable to join us can now access the webinar. 

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2017 Leadership Academy Fellows Graduate at Institute; 2018 Applications Open through March 2

Thirty-eight fellows of the 2017 Leadership Academy Class graduated at last week’s Institute & Expo, representing the largest class of emerging leaders since the program’s inception.

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Scholarships Available Now Through LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation

Investing in the professional development of the aging services workforce is one of the signature areas of focus for the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation. The Foundation is excited to offer more than $32,000 in educational scholarships to eligible caregivers and other employees of LeadingAge Minnesota member organizations for 2018. 

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