The Minnesota Department of Human Services maintains a number of manuals relating to the programs and services offered. These manuals provide general guidance to a variety of users and are subject to change resulting from subsequent DHS bulletins, amended or superseding state and federal laws, or other correspondence from the Department of Human Services. Users of a manual are responsible for ensuring they have identified the most current information.

See the manual descriptions for more specific information about what the manual covers and its intended audience.

Adult Protection Manual (PDF)
The adult protection manual provides policy, procedures and guidelines to the investigation of vulnerable adult maltreatment for county staff.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual contains the policies, procedures, rules and statutes of the CCAP program. The primary users of this manual are child care, financial, and employment service workers in Minnesota counties and contracted agencies assisting families to become employed and self-sufficient.

Child Support User Documentation

The Child Support User Documentation is a resource for users of the child support computer system PRISM (Providing Resources to Improve Support in Minnesota). Child Support User Documentation provides county and state workers with PRISM system availability and announcements, and reference materials including combined policies and procedures, child support-related documents, and user assists. Child Support User Documentation can only be accessed by county and state PRISM system users.

Combined Manual

Contains the policies for the following programs:

• Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) • Diversionary Work Program (DWP) • Food Support (FS) • Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) • General Assistance (GA) • Group Residential Housing (GRH) • Emergency programs

Community-Based Services Manual (previously named the Disability Services Program Manual (DSPM)

A reference tool for lead agency workers who administer home and community-based services for the aging and people with disabilities in Minnesota.

Consumer Directed Community Supports Consumer Handbook

Information on the CDCS services available to consumers on home and community-based waiver and Alternative Care programs.

Consumer Directed Community Supports Lead Agency Operations Manual (PDF)

This policy manual guides lead agencies in the administration of CDCS services available to consumers on home and community-based waiver and Alternative Care programs. The manual is also a reference for fiscal support entities.

DD Screening Document Codebook

A Web-based version of the DD Screening Document Codebook to serve as a reference tool for county workers. The codebook includes DD screening responsibilities, the DD screening process, instructions and scenarios specific to completion of the DD Screening Document.

DSD MMIS Reference guide

This reference guide provides step-by step instructions for MMIS entry of screening documents and services agreements specific to programs and services managed by the Disabilities Services Division.

Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Policy Guide

A policy guide for people who work with the early intensive intervention benefit for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Employment Services Manuals – MFIP and DWP

Contains the policies and procedures of the Employment Services component of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and the Diversionary Work Program (DWP). Also contains the Employability Measure and User's Guide.

Health Care Programs Manual
See Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

Insurance Affordability Programs Manual (IAPM)
See Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

ICF/DD Systems Manual

The ICF/DD Systems Manual is a reference tool for county and ICF/DD providers in understanding ICF/DD reporting and payment policies. Each county and ICF/DD is responsible to reference and implement the manual information.

MEC² User Manual

The MEC² User Manual is the procedural manual for county and contracted agencies' child care workers that administer the CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) using the MEC² (Minnesota Electronic Child Care) Integrated system.

MHCP Provider Manual

Is a reference for Minnesota Health Care Programs service providers. It includes provider requirements, billing information, and information on specific services provided through Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare.

Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) User Manual

Enrollment staff support for Minnesota’s automated system for payment of medical claims and capitation payments for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) which includes MinnesotaCare, MA and Medicare Supplement Programs.

Mental Health Information System (MHIS) Manual
The MHIS Reporting Manual is a reference guide for mental health providers who are required to report client-level outcome measures in Minnesota. It includes reporting requirements, client data elements and batch requirements. Each provider is responsible to reference and implement the manual information.

Mental Health Policy Manual
Minnesota's public mental health for children and adults is a state-supervised, county-administered system. Services are based on various federal and state rules, regulations, policies and procedures. About 600 public and private agencies provide services.

Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Eligibility Policy Manual
The Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Eligibility Policy Manual (EPM) provides eligibility policy for the health care programs administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

MMIS Financial Control – County Entry of Recoveries

This document is used by county employees to complete Medicaid Management Information System recoveries.

Moving Home Minnesota Program Manual
Moving Home Minnesota Program Manual information, policy and procedures for people moving from qualified institutions to qualified community residences.

Performance Improvement Plan Instruction Manual

This manual accompanies an online form used by counties to develop a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program Manual

Legal authority, policy and procedure for the Medical Assistance personal assistance program.

Prepaid Minnesota Health Care Programs Manual (PMHCP)

Contains the policies and procedures for the Prepaid Minnesota Health Care Programs which consist of:

• Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) • Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) • Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) • Prepaid MinnesotaCare Program (PMCRE)

Rates Management System User Manual
Lead agency workers use the Rate Management System (RMS) tool to calculate payment rates for specific authorized services. Those rates are then entered into Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). This manual provides RMS users with operational information that will help them use this tool effectively.

Social Services Manual

Compiles federal and state law, rules, regulations and internal management procedures that pertain to public social services in Minnesota. This manual is a statement of policy based on authority. Internal management procedures are instructions for implementing policy or are a clarification of policy.

Local social services agencies, under the authority of county and human services boards, are responsible for public social services in Minnesota. The Social Services Manual is written for local agencies to be used by them in implementing social services programs.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Manual (SNAP E&T Manual)

Policy and procedures for SNAP Employment and Training providers and county eligibility workers to help SNAP participants transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency by preparing for and obtaining paid employment.

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