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Reform 2020 Section 1115 Waiver Proposal
The 2011 Legislature directed DHS to reform Medical Assistance, the states Medicaid program. Goals of Reform 2020 include: community integration and independence; improved health; reduced reliance on institutional care; maintained or obtained employment and housing; and long-term sustainability of needed services through better alignment of available services that most effectively meet people's needs. To accomplish these goals, the legislature designated 12 separate initiatives under Minnesota Statutes, Section 256B.021, subd. 4. Several of these initiatives require a waiver from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under section 1115 of the Social Security Act.
DHS thanks everyone who has participated in the public input processes for Reform 2020. Your continued input and engagement is appreciated.
CMS holds public comment period on November 2012 proposal
On Nov. 21, 2012, DHS resubmitted the Reform 2020 waiver proposal to CMS. You are invited to submit comments on the waiver proposal during the 30-day federal comment period, from Dec. 5, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013.
September 2012 draft proposal and second DHS public comment period
DHS released a new draft of the waiver proposal in September and announced a second public comment period in the Sept. 24, 2012 State Register (PDF). The 30-day public comment period on the September draft proposal ended Oct. 24, 2012. Comments received (see Attachment R in November proposal above) were reviewed and informed the final proposal submitted to CMS in November 2012.
Webinar held on fiscal analysis
DHS held a webinar Oct. 12, 2012 on the Reform 2020 fiscal analysis and historical data. The waiver document includes a budget neutrality analysis from the federal perspective and does not address state savings. The webinar further discussed the CMS submission and a separate state fiscal analysis. Materials from the webinar are provided below.
June 2012 draft proposal and DHS public comment period
DHS draft proposal released in June was announced in the June 18, 2012 State Register (PDF) and in a DHS news release. The 30-day public comment period on the draft proposal ended July 17. Comments received (see Attachment L above) were reviewed and informed the final proposal.
DHS held two public hearings in June specifically for the public to provide comments on the draft waiver proposal. Four additional meetings were held in July and a fifth in August on the reform initiative and specific sections of the draft proposal.
Reform 2020 waiver timeline
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