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2015 legislative session fact sheets now online

Fact sheets that summarize budget proposals for the 2015 legislative session have been added to the DHS website on the fact sheets page. More information is also posted on the Minnesota Management & Budget website.

Deaf and hard of hearing training session is Feb. 19

A free training session will be offered by DHS' Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division’s Metro Office Thursday, Feb.19. The deaf panel discussion will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 444 Lafayette in Room 5139. The session will also be held at various statewide locations. Deaf panelists will share their life stories as individuals with a hearing loss and their personal philosophies on hearing loss related issues. Learn about the difference between ‘Big D’ and ‘little d’ deaf and what it means to be culturally deaf versus late-deafened. Register through TrainLink.

'Follow' DHS page on Facebook

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched a new departmentwide Facebook page that will feature a variety of content helping to share the DHS mission. DHS invites Facebook users to share constructive ideas, information, opinions and stories. Social media guidelines and links to all official DHS social media accounts can be found in the social media statement.

2013 County Human Service Cost Report is available online

The annual Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2013 (PDF) is available on DHS’ public website. The report, compiled by the Financial Operations Division, contains statewide and county-specific costs and revenue shares for economic support, health and social service programs.

County Records Retention Schedule updated, posted on CountyLink

An updated County Records Retention Schedule (PDF) recently was posted on CountyLink. Only item 13 on the schedule was updated to meet new federal records retention requirements related to the Affordable Care Act. DHS worked with county partners to update the County Human Services General Records Retention Schedule to align public assistance document retention with the new federal requirements as well as clarify document management and retention practices for counties. More information is in a bulletin about the new schedule (PDF). Child Support records are not a public assistance “related program” for the new requirement, see Item 18 on the schedule for retention guidelines for Child Support records.

Online update keeps workers updated on health care programs

A new online publication from DHS provides information about DHS public health care programs and MNsure for county, tribal and state eligibility workers. DHS public health care programs and MNsure: Weekly information for county, tribal and state eligibility workers is available on the CountyLink website. DHS' Health Care Administration (HCA) created the update in an effort to keep county, tribal and state eligibility workers informed about news and information that affects their work. HCA will send this publication each Monday to ensure information reaches workers in a timely manner.

Minnesota's State Innovation Model initiative launches website

DHS and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently launched a new State Innovation Model (SIM) Minnesota website at mn.gov/sim. In February 2013 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation awarded Minnesota a $45 million SIM testing grant to be implemented during a three-year period ending October 2016. The goal is to help Minnesota providers and communities work together to create healthier futures for Minnesotans. Minnesota will use the grant money to test new ways of delivering and paying for health care using the Minnesota Accountable Health Model. Minnesota’s SIM initiative is a joint effort between the departments of Human Services and Health with support from Gov. Mark Dayton’s office.

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