Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Resources

General resources for providers and people receiving services

  • Positive Supports Minnesota – approaches that offer respectful, supportive, and effective ways to help people make positive changes in their lives
  • DHS Positive Supports - strength-based strategies developed after individualized assessment to teach productive and self-determined skills or alternative strategies and behaviors without the use of restrictive interventions
  • Person-centered practices – learn more about how Minnesota is moving toward person-centered practices in all areas of service delivery
  • Disability Hub MN – free statewide resource network that helps people solve problems, navigate the system, and plan for the future
  • HCBS programs and services – an overview of eligibility rules, benefits, and application process for people to receive home and community-based services
  • Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) for mandated reporters – links to online reporting and the MAARC Report Guide for information on using the online reporting system
  • State of Minnesota – The Office of the Revisor of Statutes – all state statues, laws, and rules are available online.
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Manual – primary information sources for MHCP coverage policies, rates, and billing procedures
  • MHCP Call Center – 651-431-2700 or 1-800-366-5411
  • 245D-HCBS and Related Training

    Training resources

  • Resources for New HCBS Waiver/245D Licensed Providers
    This document describes the Home and Community Based Waiver and Alternative Care Programs and provides information how to become a 245D Licensed HCBS Waiver or Alternative Care Provider, including enrolling as a Minnesota Health Care program provider.
  • Home and Community Based Services Waiver & Alternative Care - Provider Training 101
    This document provides information about the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver and Alternative Care (AC) Programs Provider Training 101. This online training helps providers learn basic information about Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) and the home and community-based services (HCBS).
  • DirectCourse: College of Direct Support – online curriculum that focuses on improving knowledge, promoting high-quality services and helping people lead more self-directed lives.
  • Maltreatment of Minors or Vulnerable Adults – online training form mandated reporters. This provides training about applicable state laws, license holders must also train their staff on their policies including all internal policies and procedures related to the prevention and reporting of maltreatment and program abuse prevention plan.

    TrainLink: Disability Services Division Learning Center – upcoming courses and classes

    Contact DHS Licensing

  • Go to Licensing Division Contacts for information on contacts for information about DHS Licensing
  • If you have questions about 245D HCBS licensing standards, including the application process, please contact the 245D Help Desk at 651-431-6624.
  • Find HCBS providers

    Find licensed HCBS providers using one of the links below:

  • Use Licensing Information Lookup to search for frequently requested public information and find listings of DHS licensed programs and services.
  • Use MinnesotaHelp.info to find disability, aging, family and other resources in Minnesota.
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