FOOD STAMP PROGRAM (01)

   

99-01-01

Summary of Results From Review of Cases Involving Food Stamp Eligibility For Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)

The summary of findings from ABAWD Special Review conducted by Department of Human Services Quality Enhancement Section (QES). 01/21/99

99-01-02

* 1999-2000 EIPS to Determine Institution of Higher Education Status for Food Stamp Program

Educational Institution Profile sheet (EIPS) for 1999-2000 school year which includes the technical college program listing. 09/07/99

99-01-03

* Counties to Receive Share of Food Stamp Enhanced Funding for FFY 1999

DHS's plan to disburse $3,370,977 in Food Stamp enhanced funding to Minnesota's 87 counties. 10/07/99

99-01-04

DHS describes Food Stamp Program Management Evaluation (ME) review process for 2000, summarizes 1999 results

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2000 ME review process, FFY 1999 results, and annual reports on statewide Food Stamp Program activity. 12/30/99

   

PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND INTEGRITY DIVISION (03)

   

99-03-01

Counties to Report Meeting IRS Data Security Requirements

Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS): Certificate of Compliance and Security Measures. 05/14/99

99-03-02

DHS Conducts Payment Accuracy Reviews of Cash Portion of MFIP Grants

Program Assessment and Integrity Division (PAID) implementation of payment accuracy reviews for the cash portion of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and required corrective action when appropriate. 07/27/99

   

WELFARE REFORM/STATEWIDE MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (MFIP) (07)

   

99-07-01

Answers to questions about MFIP Employment Services Policies

To answer questions about MFIP Employment Services policies which have come to DHS between April, 1998 and March, 1999. 03/26/99

99-07-02

1999 Legislative Changes to MFIP, FSET, and MFAP

This bulletin contains changes to the Minnesota Family Investment Program MFIP, the Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET) program, and the Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) that resulted from the 1999 legislative session. Changes are effective July 1, 1999, unless otherwise noted. 07/01/99

99-07-03

ES Providers must use new form in denying MFIP caregivers exemptions from employment services

Introduction to the Employment Services Denial of Exemption form. 07/13/99

99-07-04

* Combined Application form (CAF II) Workbook

This is revised CAF II Workbook containing information on the new Combined Application Form (CAF) II dated 03/99. 09/09/99

   

ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BULLETINS (08)

   

99-08-01

* DHS Issues Protocols for Reporting to INS

Protocols for reporting persons who are known to be undocumented to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). 04/01/99

99-08-02

* Y2K Contingency Planning For Provision of Cash Assistance, Food Stamps and Employment Services

Provision of cash assistance, Food Stamps and employment services in the event that Year 2000 (Y2K) problems interfere with normal program operations or with the MAXIS system. 10/13/99

   

MAXIS (10)

   

99-10-01

Computer Based Training on CD-ROM Replaces Paper Prerequisite to IPAM Training

Computer based training replaces current paper format for pre-IPAM training. 08/13/99

   

MINNESOTA FMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (MFIP) - PILOT PROJECTS (11)

   

99-11-01

* Guidance on Approving Employment Services Exemption for MFIP Members

Factors to consider when approving an employment services exemption to a participant of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) who is needed in the home to care for another unit member, a relative in the household, or a foster child in the household. 11/01/99

   

STATEWIDE MFIP EVALUATION (12)

   

99-12-01

DHS Issues Preliminary Baseline Report on Participants Involved in MFIP Longitudinal Study

Descriptive preliminary baseline data summarized from administrative data and client surveys for the period of May, 1998 through July, 1998. 4/12/99

99-12-02

DHS updates the evaluation agenda for the Minnesota Family Investment Program

Evaluation of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). 10/5/99

99-12-03

DHS Issues Baseline Report on Participants Involved in MFIP Longitudinal Study

Descriptive baseline data summarized from administrative data and client surveys for the period of May 1998 through October 1998. 10/20/99

   

MEDICAID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MMIS) (14)

   

99-14-01

Major Program H added to MMIS to process claims for HIV/AIDS Program clients

Eligibility information and claims payment for the HIV/AIDS programs will be housed in the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) beginning December 1, 1999. These programs appear in MMIS as Major Program H. Drug, nutrition, and dental claims will be processed by MMIS. Cost effective insurance premiums for HIV/AIDS clients will be paid by MMIS. 11/1/99

   

CHILD AND TEEN CHECKUPS (15)

   

99-15-01

* 2000 C&TC Administrative Services Agreements/Plans Are Due September 15, 1999

2000 Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Administrative Services Agreements and Plans. 8/9/99

99-15-02

* 2000 C&TC Administrative Services Addendum for Immunization Registries

2000 Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Administrative Services Agreements and Plans Optional Addendum. 12/9/99

   

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (16)

   

99-16-01

Claiming Federal Financial Participation for Administrative Costs Related to County-Based Purchasing

Instructions for claiming Medicaid federal financial participation (FFP) for administrative costs related to county-based purchasing. 2/19/99

99-16-02

Special Income Standard Allows Eligibility Expansion of the Elderly Waiver Program

Implementation information and county case procedures for determining and maintaining MA eligibility of recipients who receive Elderly Waiver (EW) program services. Includes a Special Income Standard (SIS) to determine a waiver obligation for certain EW recipients. 5/18/99

99-16-03

* DHS Requests Biennial Health Care Access Plans for 1999-2000

County Health Care Access Plans for 1999-2000. 6/4/99

99-16-04

DHS Clarifies Managed Care Exemption for Persons with Disabilities

The Department of Human Services (DHS) clarifies the policy for exemption from managed care for persons with disabilities. 6/4/99

99-16-05

State Medical Review Team (SMRT) revises forms, issues new brochures

Changes in forms 1467B (Determination of Disability), 2049-A (Children's Actiities of Daily Living), DHS 161A and B (Request for Adult and Child Medical Examination); new brochure to inform potential clients about TEFRA benefits, and a guide to help clients through the disability review process. 9/7/99

99-16-06

State approves new MA option for employed persons with disabilities

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities. 7/21/99

   

MINNESOTA HEALTH CARE PROGRAM BULLETINS (21)

   

99-21-01

* Prevention of Overlapping GAMC and MinnesotaCare Eligibility

Prevent ongoing overlapping eligibility for MinnesotaCare and General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC). 8/13/99

99-21-02

* DHS Outlines Y2K Contingency Plan For Health Care Programs

Provisions for determining and verifying eligibility for the health care programs in the event that Year 2000 (Y2K) problems interfere with the normal operation of MAXIS or MMIS. 11/17/99

99-21-03

Certain GAMC applicants and recipients to enroll in the MinnesotaCare Program

Certain General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) applicants and recipients are required to enroll in the MinnesotaCare Program beginning 1/1/2000. 12/8/99

   

GENERAL INCOME MAINTENANCE (22)

   

99-22-01

* Income Guidelines for 1999 Telephone Assistance Plan TAP Announced

Income eligibility criteria for Telephone Assistance Plan credit. 4/5/99

   

MINNESOTACARE (23)

   

99-23-01

County Administration of MinnesotaCare

MinnesotaCare administration at local county agencies that elect to be enrollment sites. 8/17/99

99-23-02

How to Assist MinnesotaCare Enrollees Who Have Inpatient Hospital Expenses and Apply for Medical Assistance

MinnesotaCare enrollees who receive inpatient hospital services are no longer required to apply for Medical Assistance (MA) to cover the cost of hospital care but may apply voluntarily. 11/19/99

   

AGING INITIATIVE (25)

   

99-25-01

DHS Aging Initiative Issues Final Report on Project 2030

This bulletin transmits the final report of Project 2030, a state initiative coordinated by DHS to identify the impact of the baby boom generation that begins to turn 85 in 2030, and prepare a state response to this permanent change in the state's age structure. The final report summarizes work completed during the two-year planning phase of this ongoing project. 3/8/99

99-25-02

* MMIS, PAS, and Elderly Programs Training Offered to County Staff

Description and registration for four two-day training classes for county staff working with MMIS, Preadmission Screening (PAS), Elderly Waiver (EW), and Alternative Care (AC) Programs. 5/11/99

99-25-03

MAXIS Conversion of Group Residential Housing (GRH) Program

Group Residential Housing - MAXIS Conversion. 5/17/99.

99-25-04

* Training for County Staff on EW Expanded Eligibility is Available by Region in June

Regional training in June for expanded eligibility of Elderly Waiver (EW) program. Training designed for county staff who work with Pre-Admission Screening (PAS), Alternative Care (AC) and EW programs. 5/18/99

99-25-05

1999 Legislation Affecting Rate Limits for Certain Services For Elderly Persons

1999 Legislation Affecting Rate Limits for Eldery Waiver (EW) and Alternative Care (AC) Services. 6/18/99

99-25-06

* DHS to review distribution plan for compensation-related adjustment per diems for nursing facilities

Nursing Facility Compensation-Related Adjustment Per Diem Distribution Plans. 6/30/99

99-25-07

* Employees Can Call New Phone Number for Provider Rate Limit Increase Issues

A toll-free phone number is now available for employees who provide services to the elderly funded by the Elderly Waiver (EW) or Alternative Care (AC) Programs regarding the provider rate limit increase applicable to employee compensation. 7/15/99

99-25-08

* Client Service Cost Limits for AC/EW and Rate Limits for Assisted Living and Residential Care Sevices for AC/EW for FY 2000

Determination of cost effectiveness of Alternative Care (AC) and Elderly Waiver (EW) client care plans for Fiscal Year 2000. Notification of service rate limits for Assisted Living/Residential Care Services for Fiscal Year 2000. 7/31/99

99-25-09

Group Residential Housing: Questions and Answers

This bulletin answers questions that were frequently asked during recent training sessions about the MAXIS conversion of the Group Residential Housing (GRH) Program. 7/20/99

99-25-10

Nursing Home Resident Protection Act of 1999 Safeguards Rights of Facility Residents

Summary of new Federal legislation which protects resident rights when nursing facilities elect to end their participation in Medicaid. 7/22/99

99-25-11

1999 Legislative Changes Affect Long-Term Care Facilities

Summary of legislative changes. 7/22/99

99-25-12

DHS Adjusts Nursing Home Property Limitations and Dollar Thresholds for 1999

1999 Adjustments to Limitations and Dollar Thresholds for Investment Per Bed, Equipment Allowance, Capital Repair and Replacement, Moratorium Exceptions, and Inflation Rate on Sales and Appraised Value of Nursing Homes. 8/4/99

99-25-13

Changes in Alternative Care (AC) financial eligibility requires revision of financial eligibility worksheets

1999 Legislative changes to the Alternative Care (AC) Program include changes in the client's asset or income amounts which create a premium obligation. The spousal income allocation, the uncompensated transfer divisor, and the average cost of nursing facility care for 180 days have changed. Policy defining available assets and the application of presumptive eligibility for married couples has changed. These changes require the counties to use new financial eligibility worksheets. 9/3/99

99-25-14

Prohibited Practices in Nursing Facility Admissions

Prohibited practices - nursing facility admissions practices. 8/18/99

99-25-15

* 1999 Legislation Allows Choice of Alternative Care or Elderly Waiver Enrollment for Certain Recipients and Applicants

1999 legislation allows certain qualified applicants or recipients of the Alternative Care (AC) or Elderly Waiver (EW) programs to voluntarily enroll in either program. This bulletin changes information contained in DHS Bulletin #99-16-2, page 5, regarding expanded eligibiliy for EW. This bulletin is not a substitute for the remainder of Bulletin #99-16-2. 8/24/99

99-25-16

Alternative Care Program Allocates Funds for FY 2000

Alternative Care Program Allocation and Budget Sheet for FY 2000. 11/15/99

99-25-17

DHS Explains Changes to the Group Residential Housing Program

Group Residential Housing (GRH) - 1999 Legislative Changes. 12/3/99

99-25-18

* DHS Announces Outreach Campaign to Benefit Senior Citizens

The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Aging and Adult Services (AAS) and Health Care for Families & Children (HCFC) Divisions in the Department of Human Services (DHS) are implementing outreach campaigns. The campaigns are to increase consumer awareness and enrollment in the Senior Drug Program (SDP), Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Service Limited Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and Qualified Individuals (QIs) benefit packages. 10/18/99

99-25-19

New MDH rule changes home care licensing options for housing with services establishments

Effective August 2, 1999, Housing with Services Establishments requiring a home care license to deliver assisted living services may choose an assisted living home care provider license under the new rules from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Rules, parts 4668.0800 to 4668.0870. 11/19/99

   

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (31)

99-31-01

* DHS Outlines Year 2000 Business Continuation Plans

Y2K and county human service delivery. 10/8/99

99-31-02

* DHS Outlines Year 2000 "Transition Weekend" Plans

DHS operations during and after the Y2K transition weekend. 12/13/99

   

GENERAL FISCAL REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING (32)

99-32-01

* DHS Issues Standard Invoice Field Codes for Calendar Year 1999

Invoice field codes used by the DHS Financial Management Division when issuing warrants to county Human Services Agencies. 1/4/99

99-32-02

* DHS Summarizes 1999 Mental Health Grant Fiscal Information

Summary 1999 Mental Health Grants fiscal information. 1/21/99

99-32-03

* DHS Updates Instructions for completing Social Services Fund Report

Instructions for completing the quarterly Social Service Fund Report (DHS-2556) and supporting schedules. 1/29/99.

99-32-04

* DHS Issues Updated 1999 Instructions for Completing the SEAGR Report

Instructions for completing the quarterly Social Services Expenditure and Grant Reconciliation (SEAGR) Report (DHS-2557) and supporting schedules. 2/11/99

99-32-05

DHS updates per diems for the Title IV-E facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies

Quarterly list of per diem rates and percentages for Title IV-E eligible group residential facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies effective January 1, 1999. "Rule 4 placing agencies" are private agencies governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0755 to 9545.0845 (informally known as DHS Rule 4). 3/15/99

99-32-06

* DHS ends separate reporting of non-MAXIS food stamp claims; all claims to be reported on MAXIS

Food Stamp Non-MAXIS claims payments will no longer be reported on the DHS-3051 report. All food stamp claims business must now be reported on to the MAXIS system. 3/5/99

99-32-07

* DHS Issues Information for Use in Preparing the Quarterly Maintenance Administrative Expense Report DHS, 2550.2

Information for preparing the Quarterly Income Maintenance Administrative Expense Report, DHS 2550.2. 4/14/99

99-32-08

DHS updates 1999 county contributions to the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System

The calendar year 1999 county share of costs for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System. 6/1/99

99-32-09

* DHS Shares Information to Help Counties Prepare 2000 Human Services Budgets

Information for preparing 2000 budgets. 6/11/99

99-32-10

DHS Issues Revision to the BRASS Manual for CY 2000-2001

Budgeting, Reporting and Accounting for Social Services (BRASS) Manual for calendar year (CY) 2000-2001. 6/24/99

99-32-11

DHS updates per diems for Title IV-E facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies

Quarterly list of per diem rates and percentages for the Title IV-E eligible group residential facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies effective April 1, 1999. "Rule 4 placing agencies" are private agencies governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0755 to 9545.0845 (informally known as DHS Rule 4). 6/18/99

99-32-12

DHS Announces Preliminary 2000 Human Service Allocations

Preliminary 2000 and Revised 1999 Human Service Formula Allocations for County Human Service Agencies. 7/15/99

99-32-13

DHS lists per county share of SFY 2000 grants to support start work and transportation to literacy training for FSET participants

Start Work Grant and Transportation to Literacy Training allocations for Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET) participants. 6/25/99

99-32-14

Legislation reduces FSET funding, changes process for reimbursing counties

Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET) allocations, legislative changes and revisions to the FSET abstract form (DHS-2726b). 6/25/99

99-32-15

DHS applies federal food stamp administrative cost reductions to counties in accordance with Public Law 105-185

Public Law 105-185, signed June 23, 1998 reduces federal reimbursements for state and county food stamp administrative costs for federal fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. 7/13/99

99-32-16

DHS announces enhanced federal financial participation or medicaid eligibility

DHS revisions to the Income Maintenance Random Moment System (IMRMS) result in $7.7 million allotment to state to extend medicaid eligibility to certain low income families and children who formerly received Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). 8/2/99

99-32-17C

Corrections to Bulletin #99-32-17 Regarding Revised Social Service Time Study (SSTS) Codes

Revision of Social Service Time Study (SSTS) Codes and Instructions. 7/29/99

99-32-18

DHS Revises the MFIP Employment Services Fiscal Report Form DHS-2902

Revised instructions for the MFIP Employment Services Program and related MFIP funded grants. 8/4/99

99-32-19

DHS Updates Per Diems for Title IV-E Facilities and Rule 4 Placing Agencies

Quarterly list of per diem rates and percentages for Title IV-E eligible group residential facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies effective July 1, 1999. "Rule 4 placing agencies" are private agencies governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0755 to 9545.0845 (informally known as DHS Rule 4). 9/24/99

99-32-20

DHS Develops Interim Rates for Billing of County-Provided Mental Health Targeted Case Management for SFY 2000

Development of the interim rate for SFY 2000 mental health (Rule 79) case management billing for children and adults serviced by the county. 10/19/99*

99-32-21

* DHS establishes CY 2000 foster care rates

Foster care maintenance and Difficulty-of-Care (DOC) rate charts by age category for calendar year 2000 effective January 1, 2000

99-32-22

DHS Announces Final Human Service Allocations for 2000

Final 2000 human service formula allocations for county human services agencies.

99-32-23

DHS updates per diems for Title IV-E facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies

Quarterly list of per diem rates and percentages for Title IV-E eligible group residential facilities and Rule 4 placing agencies effective October 1, 1999. "Rule 4 placing agencies" are private agencies governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0755 to 9545.0845 (informally known as DHS Rule 4). 12/27/99

   

SOCIAL SERVICES INFORMATION SYSTEM (SSIS) (33)

99-33-01

New SSIS Process for Reporting Children in Out-of-Home Placement (AFCARS)

Instructions for reporting Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data using the Social Services Information System (SSIS). 10/29/99

LICENSING (50)

99-50-01

Effective July 1, 1999, Background Studies Required for All Employees of Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes

The 1998 Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes chapters 144 and 245A regarding background study requirements for employees working in boarding care homes licensed under Minnesota Statutes sections 144.40 to 144.58 and nursing homes licensed under Minnesota Statutes chapter 144A. 6/25/99

99-50-02

Legislature Amends Human Services Licensing Act

1999 amendments to the Human Services Licensing Act (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A). 7/9/99

   

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (51)

99-51-01

DHS Urges Special Attention for Pregnant Women in Rule 25 CD Assessments

Interpreting Rule 25 Provisions when Assessing Pregnant Woman. 2/8/99

99-51-02

DHS Updates CCDTF Operations, Eligibility for SFY 2000

Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF): Eligibility for Services; Allocations, Maintenance of Effort and Retained Collections; and Rates, all for SFY 2000. 6/28/99

99-51-02C

Note correction to Bulletin #99-51-2; replace Table 3 with new version attached

Correction to Table 3 included with Bulletin #99-51-2, dated June 28, 1999 and explanation of error. Table shows county-by-county allocations from Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) for SFY 2000. 7/22/99

   

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM (53)

99-53-01

DHS Conducts Annual Survey of Case Management Caseload and Reports 1992-1997 Rule 79 Caseloads and MA Payments

Rule 79 Caseload Size and Staffing Ratios for Adults and Children and Rule 79 Mental Health Case Management Caseload and Medical Assistance Payment information. 2/5/99

99-53-02

MH Case Management Payment Changes

Replaced by bulletin 99-53-4.

99-53-3

* Fee-for-service payment system for outpatient gambling treatment goes statewide July 1, 1999

Operating guidelines, eligible vendor criteria and fee schedule developed by the Department of Human Services to implement statewide expansion of fee-for-service payment for outpatient gambling treatment. 5/26/99

99-53-4

MH case management payment update; this bulletin replaces bulletin 99-53-02

Payment for mental health targeted case management will change effective July 1, 1999. This bulletin incorporates the same material as Bulletin #99-53-2 and adds updated grant allocation tables, changes from the 1999 Session and responses to questions raised since the earlier bulletin. 6/7/99

99-53-05

Procedures for Collecting and Reporting Rule 36 Client Fees

Procedures related to collecting and reporting client fees in adult mental health residential treatment facilities licensed under Minnesota Rules 9520.0500 to 9520.0690 (in formerly known as Rule 36) and funded through state mental health grants. 12/30/99

   

DISABILITY SERVICE DIVISION (56)

99-56-01

* BULLETIN NOT AVAILABLE - NO LONGER IN EFFECT

99-56-02

DHS updates procedures for reporting deaths of adult public wards

Requirements for reporting the death of an adult with mental retardation who is under the guardianship of the Commissioner of Human Services. 2/24/99

99-56-03

DHS requests updates on Active File Status of Adult Public Wards

Active file status of adults with mental retardation under the guardianship or conservatorship of the Commissioner of Human Services. 2/25/99

99-56-04

DHS changes procedures for completing and submitting annual reviews for adult public wards

Required annual review for adults with mental retardation who are under the guardianship of the Commissioner of Human Services. 2/26/99

99-56-05

* DHS requests number of persons with MR/RC receiving Case Management on January 1, 1999

Determining the basis for allocating CSSA grants for case management for persons with mental retardation and related conditions (MR/RC). 2/26/99

99-56-06

MR/RC Waiver Amendment Announced for "Crisis-only" Allocations

Amendment to Minnesota's Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Program for persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (MR/RC Waiver). 3/8/99

99-56-07

DHS adds new flexible service use and service update to fee-for-service Personal Care Asisstant (PCA) Services

Policy for flexible service use and service update and instructions on new forms for Medical Assistance (MA) reimbursed personal care assistant (PCA) services. 4/1/99

99-56-08

DHS Adds New Payment Rate for Shared Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Services

Information relating to the new payment rate system for shared PCA Services. 4/1/99

99-56-09

DHS Notifies Counties of Changes to DD Screening Document

Changes to the DD Screening document (DHS-3067 [10/98]). 4/10/99

99-56-10

Expanded Eligibility for Support Employment Services Funded Through MR/RC Waiver

Supported employment services funded through the Home and Community-Based Services for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (MRRC) Waiver recipients, regardless of residential history. 5/6/99

99-56-11

CSMD Resource Center Announces Training Dates

August 1999 through December 1999 training schedule for MMIS applications for the Mental Retardation and Related Conditions (MR/RC) Waiver Program. 5/21/99

99-56-12

Survey Results: Number of Persons with MR/RC Receiving Case Management on January 1, 1999

Number of persons with mental retardation and related conditions receiving case management on January 1, 1999. 5/21/99

99-56-13

1999 Legislation Affecting Day Training and Habilitation Vendors

1999 legislation affecting Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) vendors. 6/8/99

99-56-14

New rate limits for waivered services, MA home care, and MinnesotaCare are effective July 1, 1999

1999 Legislation Affecting Reimbursement Rate Limits for CADI, CAC, TBIW, MR/RC Waiver Services and Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care Home Care Services. 6/23/99

99-56-14C

Corrected Rate Limits for Waivered Services, MA Home Care, and MinnesotaCare

Corrected Reimbursement Rate Limits for CADI, CAC, TBIW, MR/RC Waiver Services and Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare Home Care Services. 8/31/99

99-56-15C

Corrections to Bulletin #99-56-15 Regarding 1999 Legislation Increases for Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) Reimbursement Rate

1999 Legislation Affecting Reimbursement Rates for SILS. 7/12/99

99-56-17

MR/RC Waiver: Allocations for FY 2000

Fiscal year 2000 allocation of Title XIX Home and Community-Based Services for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (MR/RC Waiver). 6/28/99

99-56-18

HFCA Clarifies Supported Employment for Persons Served by CADI & TBIW

Clarification of program policies for supported employment services for Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBIW). 6/29/99

99-56-19

Service Limits for CADI and TBIW-NF and Rate Limits for Assisted Living/Residential Care under CADI for FY 2000

Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver - Nursing Facility Level (TBIW-NF). 7/30/99

99-56-20

1999 Legislative Changes Affect Special Needs Rate Exceptions

1999 legislation affecting Special Needs Rate Exceptions for persons in ICFs/MR to fund community-based crisis intervention services. 8/5/99

99-56-21

* CSMD Announces Training Plan, Course Offerings for August to December 1999

August 1999 through December 1999 training plan for Community Supports for Minnesotans with Disabilities (CSMD) customers. 8/13/99

99-56-22

DHS Announces Training on Related Conditions, Level of Care for ICFs/MR, and Admission Criteria for METO

DHS announces training on eligibility for related conditions, level of care criteria for Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (ICF/MR) and Admission criteria for Minnesota Extended Treatment Options (METO). 8/26/99

99-56-23

* CSMD Announces IVPs/MR Local Systems Needs Planning Training

Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (ICF/MR) Local Systems Needs Planning training will be presented via video conference on September 28, 1999. 8/26/99

99-56-24

1999 Legislative Changes Affect DD Consolidated Standards

1999 legislation affecting the licensing of services fo persons with Developmental Disabilities (DD). 8/31/99

99-56-25

* Note Changes to the CSMD Training Plan, Course Offering for August to December 1999

Updated course schedules and corrected mailing addresses from Bulletin #99-56-21 which announced the August 1999 through December 1999 training plan for Community Minnesotans with Disabilities (CSMD) customers. 8/31/99

99-56-26

DHS Revises Need Determination for ICFs/MR

Changes to the need determination process for Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (ICFs/MR). 9/20/99

99-56-27

DHS Implements 1999-2000 Rate Increases for ICFs/MR

Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (ICF/MR) rate increases for rate years beginning October 1, 1999 and October 1, 2000. 9/24/99

99-56-28

DHS Recalculates Day Training & Habilitation Payment Rate Averages

Updated summary statistics for Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) payment rates as required by Minnesota Statutes, Section 252.46. 9/30/99

99-56-29

* DHS Requests Information on the Numbers of Persons Receiving SILS and on SILS Waiting Lists

Request for information on the number of persons with mental retardation or related conditions currently receiving Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS), expected to receive SILS in State Fiscl Year (SFY) 2000, and the number of persons on waiting lists fo SILS. 10/18/99

99-56-30

* CSMD Announces Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury Training

Schedule for Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) training. 10/18/99

99-56-31

DHS Announces Changes To Documentation Requirements For ICFs/MR

Announces change in record keeping requirements for Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (ICFs/MR). Clarifies policy on maintaining depreciation accounts. 11/17/99

99-56-32

DHS Issues New Forms for DT&H Need Determination

Changes to the need determination forms for Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) programs serving individuals with mental retardation or related conditions and governed by the service standards in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245B. 12/3/99

99-56-33

* DHS Requests the Number of Persons with MR/RC Receiving Case Management and Receiving or Waiting for the Family Support Grant on January 1, 2000

Request for information to determine the Community Social Services Act (CSSA) allocation for case management for persons with Mental Retardation and Related Conditions (MR/RC), and to determine the number of persons receiving and waiting for the Family Support Grant. 12/22/99

99-56-34

DHS Streamlines Process for Home Care Service Requests and Issues Revised Provider Quick Reference Tool

New form for home care prior authorization requests and a revised tool to assist providers with prior authorization. 12/23/99

99-56-35

DHS Streamlines Process for Requesting PCA Services

New comprehensive one page form for all Personal Care Assistant (PCA) requests. 12/23/99

99-56-36

DHS Revises Relative Hardship Waiver Requests For Personal Care Services

Changes to relative hardship waiver requests for personal care services. 12/23/99

   

ICF/MR REIMBURSEMENT (63)

99-63-01

DHS issues annual update of limits for ICF/MR facilities

1999 Limitations on Interest Rates and Interest Expense, Investment Per Bed, and Top Management Compensation for ICF/MR Facilities. 6/30/99

   

AGING/ADULT PROTECTION (66)

99-66-01

Report of Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Allegations 1998 Statewide Results

First statewide report of allegations reported to the Common Entry Point as required under MS 626.557. 9/29/99*

   

CHILDREN' SERVICES (INCLUDING TITLE IV-E) (68)

99-68-01

* Counties may apply for supplemental allocations to expand life skills training for youth in SELF program

Supplemental allocation for the Support for Emancipation and Living Functionally (SELF program). 1/4/99

99-68-02

DHS Updates State, County Procedures, Responsibilities re: Child Mortality Review

State child Mortality Review Panel. 2/16/99

99-68-03

* DHS Issues Child Welfare Performance Indicators

Minnesota Child Welfare System Indicators. 1/25/99

99-68-04

Applicability of Interstate Compact when custody of child transfers to relative in another state

Applicability of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) in the transfer of permanent legal and physical custody of a child to a relative in another state. 4/1/99

99-68-05

DHS Announces New Social Services Reporting Schedules and Processes

The schedule and process for some social services reporting to DHS will change in 1999 due to transition to the Social Services Information System (SSIS). 4/19/99

99-68-06

DHS Requests Assistance in Assuring Compliance with ASFA

Compliance with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. 5/28/99

99-68-07

1999 Laws Affect Services for Children and Families

Overview of 1999 child welfare related legislation for children and families. 6/22/99

99-68-08

Statute Permits Reporting of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol Abuse

Implementation of Minnesota Statute 626.55563, which becomes effective August 1, 1999. 7/27/99

99-68-08C

Note Correction to Bulletin #99-68-8 Regarding Reporting of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol Abuse

Page 10 of this bulletin should be corrected so that the last of the second full paragraph on page 10 is deleted. This correction is made because there are other programs to which a referral may be made and because referrals under this legislation are not child welfare or child protection matters. 10/7/99

99-68-09

* Attached form re: Tennessen Notice Form to be used in Child Protection Assessment

The attached form "Your Privacy Rights - Child Protective Services," also known as the Tennessen Notice, has been revised and is now the required format to be used in assessments of child protection concerns. A substitute form may be used only if it is approved by the county attorney from your county. 7/27/99

99-68-10

1997 Out-of-Home Care Final Report Available

Children in out-of-home care during 1997. 8/25/99

99-68-11

Tribal State Agreement takes Effect: Compliance Review Team Named

Efforts by Minnesota's eleven tribes and the Department of Human Services to promote compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act by entering into a Tribal State Agreement and establishing a Compliance Review Team. 8/25/99

99-68-12

*Apply Now for Adolescent Independent Living Skills Funds

Application instructions, fiscal management, and use of funds for the Support of Emancipation and Living Functionally (SELF) program. 10/1/99

99-68-13

DHS Revises Format and Requirements For Use of Child Welfare Forms; Many But Not All Forms Are Now On SSIS

Forms used for child protection, Indian Child Welfare Act, foster care and various other child welfare activities which have been revised and/or formatted for use on SSIS; forms used for child protection, ICWA, foster care and various other child welfare activities which have been revised and which will not be formatted for SSIS. 11/8/99

99-68-14

Federal Adoption Incentive Award to be Distributed to County Social Service Agencies in November 1999

Distribution of federal adoption incentive award to county social service agencies that increased the number of adoptions of children under state guardianship in federal fiscal year (FFY) 1998. 11/19/99

99-68-15

Laws Related to Domestic Violence involving Children, including 1999 Amendments to Neglect Definition in Maltreatment of Minors Reporting Act

Implementation of 1999 legislation related to the impact of domestic violence on children. 11/30/99

99-68-16

DHS Reports Data On Child Maltreatment For 1998

Availability of 1998 statewide and county child maltreatment report. 11/24/99

   

GENERAL SOCIAL SERVICE ISSUES (69)

99-69-01

* County Client Summary Reports for CY 1998 are Due March 10, 1999

Instructions for completing the social services Client Summary Report (CSR) for calendar year 1998. 2/11/99

99-69-02

* Feds Update Poverty Guidelines for 1999

1999 Federal Poverty Guidelines. 4/2/99

99-69-03

* Counties Get Guidelines for Developing 2000-2001 Social Services Plans and Grants

Developing and submitting the county biennial community social services plan, children and adults program plans and grant applications. 4/16/99

99-69-04

* DHS Modifies Social Services Eligibility and Fee Schedule Based on State Median Income

Social service eligibility and fee schedule developed by the Department of Human Services. 5/5/99

99-69-05

* Attached pages replace form in CSSA plan guidelines for CY 2000-2001 re: children's mental health services

The form on page 22 of the current guidelines for completing community social sevices plans required by the Community Social Services Act (CSSA), "Services to be Provided and Estimates of Total Expenditures," needs to be replaced. This is necessary to reflect changes to the calendar year 2000-2001 BRASS service codes in the Children's Mental Health Program. 7/28/99

99-69-06

* County Social Services to Use Web Site to Determine Excluded Title XX Providers

Each county agency is responsible for ensuring that it does not use Title XX funds for the purchase of any item or service provided by an individual or entity excluded from participation in Medicare or the State Health Care Programs, except in an emergency. The State Health Care Programs include Medicaid, Maternal and Child Health, and the Social Service Block Grant programs. 9/30/99

99-69-07

* DHS Issues Title XX 2000 Intended Use Report and 1998 Activities Report

Title XX 2000 Intended Use Report and 1998 Activities Report. These annual reports must be submitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services as a condition of Title XX funding. 10/8/99

   

CHILDREN'S INITIATIVE (73)

99-73-01

DHS offers grants to strengthen local system of care for children with SED

The Department of Human Services' Children's Mental Health Division announces the availability of funds to improve local, community-based systems of care for children with severe emotional disturbance (SED) and their families. These grants are to provide temporary "bridge" funding to allow communities to reduce the reliance on out-of-home care, thereby following redirection of local resources to ongoing community-based services and supports. 5/28/99

99-73-03

* DHS offers grants for Adolescent Services Grant Expansion

The Department of Human Services' Children's Mental Health Division announces the availability of funds to expand services to pre-adolescents and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and violent behavior. 11/8//99

   

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (75)

99-75-01

New TQR process to help counties review accuracy of child support data entry
The Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED), in concert with county staff, has developed a process to complete case reviews of data entry accuracy on PRISM. 3/25/99

99-75-02

* DHS to hold mandatory statewide domestic violence awareness training June - September

Minnesota legislation requires financial workers and child support staff to attend domestic violence awareness training. 5/27/99

99-75-03

* Change in good cause determinations for child support enforcement

Good cause claim and determination requirements. 6/10/99

99-75-04

* CSED announces its training schedule, outreach activities, and formation of a training workgroup

The Child Support Enforcement Division's (CSED) training schedule, outreach activities, and formation of a Child Support Training Workgroup. 6/10/99

99-75-05

State creates model cooperative agreement

County child support agencies now have a model for cooperative agreements. 12/22/99

   

REGIONAL CENTERS - POLICIES OR PROCEDURES (76)

99-76-01

Criteria for Admission to METO

Minnesota Extended Treatment Options (METO) is a specialized service model designed to serve persons with mental retardation or related conditions who present a risk to public safety, are in need of active treatment, and do not have an alternative community placement option. 5/14/99

   

REIMBURSEMENT FOR STATE FACILITY CARE (77)

99-77-01

* New Cost of Care Rates as of July 1, 1999

Interim rates for cost of care in state regional treatment centers and nursing homes. 7/22/99


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