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Community-Based Services Manual / Disability Services Program Manual
This manual is a reference tool for lead agencies who administer home and community-based services that support older Minnesotans and people with disabilities. This manual replaces DHS Bulletins as the primary means of information dissemination to lead agencies for the Disability Services Division. Aging and Adult Services will continue to disseminate bulletins to lead agencies in addition to updating the manual.
News and events
In October 2012, from feedback received from lead agencies, DHS changed the name of the manual to the Community-Based Services Manual (CBSM). The new name reflects the inclusion of Aging and Adult Services policy content. DHS will be updating the manual over the next several months to include information about the Alternative Care Program, Elderly Waiver, MnCHOICES assessment, certified assessors, provider enrollment standards and more.
Watch for e-list announcements that highlight changes and the addition of new content.
Navigate the manual
Whats New Find a list of recent changes to content in the CBSM.
CBSM site map Find a list of pages in the CBSM by sorted by general section and subsection.
Receive notice of public comments periods, policy changes and more
DSD electronic mailing list Sign up for the Lead Agency EList to hear about and receive notice of public comment periods, federal and state policy changes, updates and revisions in the CBSM.
DSD lead agency e-list archives page Find a list of past announcements sorted by calendar year and month.
AC/EW Email Group - Aging and Adult Services division manages an electronic mailing list for lead agency and managed care organization staff to receive information about Aging and Adult services. Check back for more information.
Disability and Aging PolicyQuest Online system for lead agencies to submit policy questions for written responses.
MMIS Resource Center Help Desk Technical assistance on the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) to lead agencies for disability and aging related MMIS issues (edits, screening documents and service agreements).
Regional Resources Specialists Disability related case consultation, regional meetings and planning for lead agencies.
DSD Response Center General questions regarding Disability Services Division programs.
For additional information on aging and adult home and community services, go to the DHS aging website.
Notify Information Desk of changes to county listing
Sign up for e-mail notification of DHS news updates
Subscribe to News from DHS if you would like to be added to a monthly e-mail notification list for department news and Web site updates.
Web site available for bulk orders of preprinted DHS documents
Counties, tribes, health care providers and others may access the order fulfillment website to order preprinted DHS forms. This replaces the fillable DHS form previously used to order department documents.