Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division

The Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division is responsible for policy development and interpretation and program administration for Nursing Facilities (NFs), Boarding Care Homes (BCHs), and Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD)/NFs. NFRP also implements rates and develops policy for NF rates, the provision of services to residents in NFs, quality of care and life for NF residents and transitions to and from a NF level of care.

Our focus is on the needs of Minnesota's elderly that live in nursing facilities, ensuring quality care and services and providing information and resources related to nursing facilities and nursing facility care.

NFRP Overview
Get an overview of our division’s work.

Consumer Information
Useful consumer information on nursing facilities, long-term care, and other services and care for the elderly.

Provider Information
Bulletins, reporting forms, reports, training opportunities, and other tools and information.

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What’s New ?

Get the latest information on new programs, initiatives and changes related to our division’s work.

Disasters
Information, tips and links on procedures during emergencies and disaster situations.

Minnesota Connection Information Exchange
Introducing the Minnesota Connection Information Exchange! The Minnesota Connection Information Exchange is an informational blog providing resources and information that focus on nursing home quality and the Minnesota Performance-based Incentive Payment Program (PIPP).   To receive weekly updates, stories, and resources directly in your email inbox, simply go to the MN Connection Information Exchange site and enter your email address and click “follow.”

Nursing Facility Databases
Databases containing information on Medicaid (MA) certified nursing facilities in Minnesota, including address and contact information, bed count and daily payment rates. Search for Minnesota nursing facility information by city, county or facility name. Find links to a federal database of information for NFs across the entire United States.

Nursing Facility Facts and Information
Topic fact sheets, facts and statistics and comparative analysis for Minnesota nursing facilities.

Policy Center
Nursing Facility policies and procedures regarding state and federal regulations and DHS policies, as well as NF facts and statistics.

Provider Portal
This link is facility-specific and password protected. Only providers that have been assigned a password may access this site.

Quality Indicators and Adjusters
Information and detailed description of the new MN Quality Indicators and Adjusters

Rate Increases Effective Sept. 1, 2013
Legislation passed in the 2013 session provides nursing facilities with an average operating rate increase of 5 percent. Of this amount, 3.75 percent is a general operating rate increase and of this portion, 75 percent is dedicated towards compensation-related cost increases for eligible employees. Facilities must submit an application to the department for the compensation-related cost increases.

Reporting Forms
Annual statistical and cost report form, scholarship reporting form, staff time measurement study, etc.

Contact Us

Questions related to the work of the Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division may be directed to:

Long-Term Care Policy Center
(651) 431-2282
DHS.LTCpolicycenter@state.mn.us


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